Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bush: "It depends on what your definition of 'wiretap' is."

President admits bugging phones of terrorists but insists, "I didn't listen."

WASHINGTON - A visibly angry President Bush today countered charges of domestic espionage by challenging his detractors to define the words "have", "has", "had", "be", "am", "is", "are", "was", "were", "been", and "being".


Blogger f mcdonald said...

Ok, I really tried not to laugh at this one.

12/29/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin W. said...

I'm sure Ronald Reagan wiretapped when he was President.. Most Presidents have.

12/31/2005 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wiretapping ordinary American citizens" how many times have you read/heard that phrase used? ? ?

Don't know about official statistics but I doubt that "ordinary American citizens" - - say 75 or 80% - are receiving overseas telephone calls from known terrorists, do you?

Gee, I can't think of the last time I spoke to anyone in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, UAE, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, uhm, etc. etc. etc.

Matter of fact, I can't think of the last time I had a phone call from Paris, London, or about YOU?

Damn, Prez Bush for bugging my phone to learn about the lunch dates I set up for later next week. Persecuted, I am.

Or, gee, maybe I'm not 'ORDINARY'.

That's it....I'm special.

1/01/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

When Clinton and Carter did this it was standard operating procedure not worthy of a mention in the larger picture of national security.

When Bush does this, t's "DOMESTIC SPYING" and "WIRETAPPING." Note the use of the word "Secret" as though this type of activity would ever be public.

1/01/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous ray b said...

Did not Carter and Clinton and the first Bush use the court system set up for this -- which has approved 99.9999 % of this type of activity?

just wondering??

1/02/2006 08:11:00 AM  

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