If we told you why you shouldn’t worry – we’d have to kill you.

13 06 2006

There's an article in the New York Times which reports on a government lawyer who has asked a judge to drop the case that the ACLU brought against the NSA for it's illegal wire tapping.

The lawyer claims that in order to prove that they're not doing anything illegal they would have to make public state secrets.

Here's a link to the article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/washington/12cnd-nsa.html?hp&ex=1150171200&en=ef01ee5b43fc6a56&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Wasn't there a statute that set up a special court to approve (or not) requests by the NSA for wiretaping.  This special court presumably had the security clearance to hear these requests. 

If this is the case, and they've done nothing illegal, why then did they bypass the special court?

The very nature of a democracy does not allow for a government to do whatever it wants without, as they say, 'checks and balances'.  We, as citizens, can not trust this administration (or any administration) to work without oversight.

 That, and I trust the current administration to tell me the truth about as much as I trust that the penguin at the zoo is going to tell me this week's winning powerball numbers.

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