Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hear No Evil?

USA Today is reporting that the NSA has created a database of phone call records with the help of AT&T, Verizon & Bell South. Apparently, the NSA's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders. Customers of AT&T, Verizon & Bell South have the details of their phone calls turned over to the NSA, despite that the vast majority of the public is suspected of nothing more severe than intense dislike of President Bush.

In response to the USA Today article, Bush stated that, "our efforts are focused on links to al Qaeda and their known affiliates." Perhaps its just me, but Bush has little credibility on this (or any other issue). Previously, the media revealed that the Bush Administration had authorized the NSA to conduct wiretaps on people within the US without a court order and has resisted any sort of oversight by either Congress or the Justice Department. Despite Bush's reassurances that our rights are being protected, this is the Administration that spied on vegans and gay rights protesters under the guise of national security.

Karl Rove is said to focusing on describing a "nightmare" scenario if Democrats win the upcoming election. Well, Karl, don't bother because we're living the nightmare.


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