By 54%-43%, the public believes it is generally right for the government to monitor communications of Americans suspected of having terrorist ties
The trouble with that question is a follow up is required: Is it proper for them to do this without a proper FISA warrant.
That is where the crime occurred. Everyone I know not only thinks the government should monitor in these cases, but demands it. We just want the proper steps to be followed, and it is clear that Bush has made the decision to ignore the rules. This fact is starting to make even some hardcore Bush supporters a little nervous.
So, now Bush's people will start to provide a little information about this spying on Americans to a few people in congress. They will keep this limited in scope and scale, only telling a select few a little about the program. There is still no clear indication that they will start to follow the FISA rules, and get warrants prior to bugging our phones and computers.
This is a half measure designed to allow them to continue spying while letting others think they are following the law. Lets pray that those we have serving us in DC are to smart to be tricked into allowing this to continue.
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