Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Congressional Probe of NSA Spying Is in Doubt

reported Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican and Democratic sources said yesterday.
That is good. The program is necessary for our defense. It was weakened by the leak, and the leaker and NYT editors should be charged with treason, but exposing the program even more by hearings would hurt the country. It is important to the 2006 elections to show that Democrats are weak on defense, but there will be better ways to do that closer to the election.
The Senate intelligence committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a Democratic-sponsored motion to start an inquiry into the recently revealed program in which the National Security Agency eavesdrops on an undisclosed number of phone calls and e-mails involving U.S. residents without obtaining warrants from a secret court. Two committee Democrats said the panel -- made up of eight Republicans and seven Democrats -- was clearly leaning in favor of the motion last week but now is closely divided and possibly inclined against it.


Russ S. said...

I definatlely agree that there some folks that need to be brought up on charges of treason, however, keep in mind that Al Qaeda is unfortunately not stupid, and I fear may have already made adjustments in the way that they communicate, which would be a fatal blow to much of our ability to gather intel. How can ANYONE justify wrecklessly endangering the safety of millions of americans based on a blindly arrogant and foolish political agenda? God forbid, if the damage is as severe as I fear, and we are attacked, the blood spilled lies squarely on the hands of the NY Times.

Don Singleton said...

I agree that they probably have made changes in the way they communicate, however if no more of the details of the program are made public, I am hoping that we will still intercept some of their communications.

I agree, if we are attacked again the blood spilled lies squarely on the hands of the NY Times and whoever leaked the details of the story.

WomanHonorThyself said...

couldnt agree with ya more Don..but dont hold yer breath for treason charges to b brought up..the libs seem to embrace a political agenda which puts the US at the most risk.