Friday, July 11, 2008

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Enacted

In a Rose Garden ceremony to enact the new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that allows the Federal government (as well as telecommunication companies and corporate security agencies) ridiculous freedom to spy domestically on American citizens, President Bush said:

One of the important lessons learned after 9/11 was that America's intelligence professionals lacked some of the tools they needed to monitor the communications of terrorists abroad. It is essential that our intelligence community know who our enemies are talking to, what they're saying, and what they're planning. . . . Protecting America from another attack is the most important responsibility of the federal government -- the most solemn obligation that a President undertakes."

As usual, he is wrong!

The important lesson to be learned from 9/11 is that the Clinton Administration had all the information needed to protect us from those attacks and that the Bush Administration ignored all the very important data that had been handed to them, with warnings from their own security agencies about the danger.

The Bush Administration has been a disaster, has destroyed our economy, our reputation around the world, our prospects for a prosperous future, and our ability to protect ourselves effectively from all dangers, including terror and weather.

The Democratic Senators who have passed this law need to be held accountable:

Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

This Act is a terrible law and we should all seek to replace the Senators who voted for it.

1 comment:

friend of hank said...

Whitehouse voted yes on this? I am very surprised.

Kohl comes from schizophrenic Wisconsin, where they elected two liberal Jewish Senators - Hohl, Feingold - and t the same time, passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as an act exclusively between a man and women. Whoa baby.

So Kohl's vote must be a vote to get re-elected too. And as you already know, Obama's vote was also to get elected.

The only way that works - that your Senator can vote against your 4th amendment rights and still get re-elected is because most Americans have no effin clue what their vote means.