Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bush says don't worry. Now, don't you feel better?

In a hastily arranged “appearance,” our not-so-beloved president assured us that all is OK with the newly discovered spying program. By the way, you can’t call this morning’s whatever-it-was a news conference because President Bush didn’t take questions. The Washington Post quotes him as saying:
"We are not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of Americans. Our efforts are focused on links to al-Qaeda and their known affiliates."
Meanwhile, not even all Republicans are thrilled with the program. The Post reports:
Earlier, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said the panel will demand answers from America's leading telephone companies on the reported National Security Agency program to collect information on millions of calls.

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) vowed to haul the companies before his committee in response to a USA Today report that says the NSA has been secretly using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth to build a massive database of foreign and domestic phone calls.

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