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Despite blistering criticism of warrantless surveillance, the Bush Administration rammed a law through Congress that authorizes spying on our calls and e-mails. How did they get away with it?
Key aspects of national security, including intelligence and analysis used to create the President's Daily Brief, have been turned over to private corporations.
Or was it so strange?
Bush's about-face on warrantless surveillance demonstrates what a difference a Democratic majority makes.
By denying a noted Islamic religious scholar entry to the United States because of his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Bush Administration reveals its inability to deal with the realities of the Middle East.
The political culture of Washington is fueled by gossip, intrigue and
leaks. It was a combination that turned toxic in the Valerie Plame
Will anyone in the somnambulant White House press corps dare ask the President why he would "render" a Canadian to Syria to be tortured and imprisoned without charges?
Prime midyear election issues: Torture and eavesdropping are illegal. We are a nation founded on the rule of law.
The White House behaved unethically by exposing Valerie Plame's identity. Escaping prosecution is not the same as escaping judgment.
Valerie Plame was no mere analyst or paper-pusher at the CIA. She was an operations officer working on a top priority of the Bush Administration: searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapon's of mass destruction.
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