Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bush's Secret Spying on Americans

By Robert Parry
August 2, 2007

The dispute over whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales committed perjury when he parsed words about George W. Bush’s warrantless surveillance program misses a larger point: the extraordinary secrecy surrounding these spying operations is not aimed at al-Qaeda, but at the American people.

There has never been a reasonable explanation for why a fuller discussion of these operations would help al-Qaeda, although that claim often is used by the Bush administration to challenge the patriotism of its critics or to avoid tough questions.

Read on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm constantly told that "Its working" because we haven't been attacked on our shores again. As if spending trillions of dollars and gutting what was left of our liberties was a worthy price to pay for the purported safety of shopping at the mall and watching mindless TV.

Its never been focused on Al-Qaeda but on future "terrorists", i.e. those people who would rise up and attempt to overthrow a corrupt dictatorial government when they'd finally been pushed over the edge. Who and when that will be you can only guess but its clear that the AQ smoke screen is being used at the present to strengthen this monstrosity. Any bets on when the next "event" occurs that they'll want MORE?!