Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Gore's Response to BushCo's Attacks on Gore Calling for Prosecutor in NSA Spying
RAWStory: The WH said that Gore exhibited "hypocrisy" in calling for a Special Prosecutor b/c they falsely claimed that the Clinton admin had wiretapped some Americans. Gore responded: "There are 2 problems w/ the Att Gen's effort to focus attention on the past instead of the present Admin's behavior. 1st, as others have thoroughly documented, his charges are factually wrong. Both before and after the FISA was amended in '95, the Clinton/Gore Admin complied fully and completely w/ the terms of the law. 2nd, the Att Gen's attempt to cite a previous admin's activity as precedent for theirs -even though factually wrong- ironically demonstrates another reason why we must be so vigilant about their brazen disregard for the law. If unchecked, their behavior would serve as a precedent to encourage future presidents to claim these same powers, which many legal experts in both parties believe are clearly illegal. The issue, simply put, is that for more than 4 yrs, the exec branch has been wiretapping many 1000s of US citizens w/o warrants in direct contradiction of Amer law. It is clearly wrong and disrespectful to the Amer people to allow a close political associate of the pres to be in charge of reviewing serious charges against him." For the love of God Gore, please run in '08. We need an intelligent and articulate candidate w/a set of brass ones.