Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, September 29, 2006

A Government of Blackguards

or Brownshirts, you decide.

The House of Representatives adopted draft legislation giving solid legal grounds to illegal wiretaps carried out by the Bush Administration since 9-11.

See historian Tom Spencer's post on the subject.

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Blogger Postman said...

The aim of the supporters of this bill isn't to modernize FISA, but to eviscerate it and to negate current actions in the courts by providing restrospective immunity from illegal activity, which is a legal novelty.What it does is just another step in destroying this ....

U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment 1791
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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