Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Fact Checking The Clinton/Carter Myth

What Drudge says:
Clinton, February 9, 1995: The Attorney General is authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order.


What Clinton
actually signed:
Section 1. Pursuant to section 302(a)(1) [50 U.S.C. 1822(a)] of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance] Act, the Attorney General is authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order, to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year, if the Attorney General makes the certifications required by that section.


That section requires the Attorney General to certify is the search will not involve
the premises, information, material, or property of a United States person. That means U.S. citizens or anyone inside of the United States.

The entire controversy about Bush's program is that, for the first time ever, allows warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens and other people inside of the United States. Clinton's 1995 executive order did not authorize that.

Drudge pulls the same trick with Carter.
More Here.

If it wasn't for the fact that the America we know and love is turning into something we, for 225 years, would have been repelled by I'd feel sorry for the n-cons. They can't come up with anything. Their party is becoming the party of the "southern philosophy", the leaders are all about to become convicted crooks and Abramoff has chopped down the money tree. The real America will win.

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