Wire Tapping, Like Everything, Justified By 9/11

Bush's repetition of 9-11 fallacy to justify NSA warrantless spying program presents media with another opportunity to challenge the claim

During his January 25 speech at the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA), President Bush repeated the debunked claim -- previously articulated by Vice President Dick Cheney and Gen. Michael V. Hayden, a deputy director for national intelligence and former head of the NSA -- that had the Bush administration's warrantless domestic spying program been in place before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the NSA might have identified some of the hijackers in the United States. When several media outlets uncritically reported this claim -- as advanced by Hayden -- Media Matters for America noted that the 9-11 Commission and congressional investigators reportedly reached a very different conclusion: that the Bush administration had information on two of the 9-11 hijackers well over a year before the attacks occurred, and it was primarily bureaucratic problems -- rather than a lack of information -- that were responsible for the security breakdown.

While this article barely taps into the subject of 9/11, it does show how this administration just loves to use 9/11 every chance they have. It is so odd how easily 9/11 rolls off the lips of this administration when justifying their own actions.. Just don't ask any questions.

yep, exactly, and in a sick

yep, exactly, and in a sick way, the spying scandal reinforces the official 9/11 story-- see, they HAD to break the law to protect us from those nasty terrorists who got us on 9/11.

Clear Skies ... Healthy

Clear Skies ... Healthy Forests ... Terrorist Surveillance Program. More Orwellian double-speak. Harry Reid made a reference to this tactic recently. Are the Democrats finally getting it? We shall see.