Let us today, lead off with a snippet from Think Progress, shall we?
House’s proposed FISA legislation, President Bush indicated his opposition to the RESTORE Act. The New York Times reported: “The Bush administration, urged by the telecommunication industry, is pushing hard for Congress to include immunity for past actions in any package to protect them from a series of civil suits.” This morning, Bush delivered. He said any legislative fix “must grant liability protection to companies who are facing multi-billion-dollar lawsuits only because they are believed to have assisted in the efforts to defend our nation following the 9/11 attacks.”
Now then, being the inquisitive type that I am,
the first thing that came to my addled brain was, why?
Not why would they need immunity, I already know that, they broke the fucking law.
Instead, why would they do this to begin with?
Out of the charity and goodwill of a patriotic American company?
How about money?
I think that probably had a little something to do with it, don't you?
I mean, putting in an office and tying into every , single, tiny, bit,of information that went through the West coast that was intercepted and copied and analyzed by our government costs money to do,
Through one office that they repeatedly denied existed.
Now why would the Telco's want anything to do with that?
It's the one fucking thing that, as far as I know, has never been mentioned.
Someone got paid off for that shit and you can bet the farm that is one of the reasons Bush doesn't want anyone to know anything about this illegal little caper.
My guess is the government PAID THEM to do it!
It's the only logical explanation.
The prohibitive reasons being,
A It's illegal to wire tap without a warrant.
B It's illegal to use any of the information gathered in a court of law.
c It's conspiracy.
And so forth and so on.
This shit is weak, make them come up with all of the pertinent info and then SUE THE FUCK OUT OF THEM!
The Rico statutes ought to be enough to snag the Signing Statement Guy.