Senate Rejects Wiretapping Probe But Judge Orders Justice
Department to Turn Over Documents
By Charles Babington and Carol D. LeonnigWashington Post Staff Writers
Friday, February 17, 2006; Page A06
The Bush administration helped derail a Senate bid to investigate a
warrantless eavesdropping program yesterday after signaling it would reject
Congress's request to have former attorney general John D. Ashcroft and other
officials testify about the program's legality. The actions underscored a
dramatic and possibly permanent drop in momentum for a congressional inquiry,
which had seemed likely two months ago.
Senate Democrats said the Republican-led Congress was abdicating its obligations to oversee a controversial program in which the National Security Agency has monitored perhaps thousands of phone calls and e-mails involving U.S. residents and foreign parties without obtaining warrants from a secret court that handles such matters.
"It is more than apparent to me that the White House has applied heavy pressure in recent days, in recent weeks, to prevent the committee from doing its job," Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the intelligence committee, said after the panel voted along party lines not to consider his motion for an investigation.
So, Beelzebbuba gets up this morning to check the blogosphere and finds an interesting little tidbit about senators caving in to political pressure from Dead Eye Dick Cheney. They voted to not pursue the NSA wiretapping probe. And we all know the Bushlet is guilty as sin and even admits it to us all with a "What the Fuck are you gonna do about it?".
Seeing as how Cheney downed a few brewskis then popped a cap in one of his friends.... and is getting away with it, maybe this was the deciding factor in their vote. The spineless dogs came into line and whimpered back to their corner pissing on themselves the whole time.
Getting the feeling these asswipes in charge can do anything they please? You betcha! They kill at will and the SPINELESS Democrats and moderate Republicrats let them get away with it. Not to mention all of US sitting around on our fat asses bitching and moaning without even a whimper of protest beyond a bunch of tinfoil hat wearing blog geeks screaming at the top of their lungs, me included.
Where's the riots, the tear gas and the headcracking?
So Cheney shot someone accidentally after having a little of Beelzebubba's special brew. Is that more important than the damn Govt being able to ass rape the Constitution? Guess so. It seems the NSA Probe vote story got lost in all the teeth gnashing over Cheney's lack of gun control. Silly Peasants. Hey you...look over here, nothing to see over there....move along...move along.
We celebrated the life of Martin Luther and Correta Scott King last week. Guess we haven't learned a damn thing about freedom and how to make a ruckus have we?