Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dick Cheney's circular reasoning!

"Vice President Richard Cheney said the September 11 attacks on the United States could have been averted, if the government had the power to monitor electronic communications inside the country. "

Hey Vice President Cheney how about this little tidbit of information in the Presidential Daily Breifing not picked up by the George Bush's "National Security Advisor" the clueless Condi Rice let alone Boy George Bush:

"BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

RICE: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States."

Maybe if SOMEONE in this administration had raised some questions about this PDR and maybe gone to the FISA courts for wiretaps but, they didn't. The Bush Administration had the power to wiretap and go to the FISA courts back in 2001 but, they did not use it. It's laughable for Cheny to try and justify Bush's secret wiretaps against American citizens in light of the administrations inaction prior to 9/11 when they had they power and in light of the PDR of August 6th 2001 did not use it. It was thie Bush adminstrations failure to invoke an investigation and not the failure of the FISA statue to prevent the attacks of 9/11.

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