Thursday, May 11, 2006

Spying on all of us

Glenn Greenwald has another fantastic opinion piece on how the Bush administration avoids any opportunity to reinforce its legally questionable practices by getting approval from the judicial branch (i.e. courts such as FISA) or even the friendly DoJ in its own executive branch. One would think their modus operandi is one of asking forgiveness instead of permission, but this administration has rarely ever apologized sincerely for anything. They'd simply rather keep things secret than ask for permission, and they clearly do not want to risk disapproval of their program within their government since they would proceed anyway. Actually, I'm convinced that they don't believe they should even have to ask for permission. Bush is, after all, the decider.

Sometimes I come across as paranoid (see my Coachella entry re: the AT&T blue room), but as my dad is fond of saying, "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you." This is a creepy, scary administration.

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