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N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/us/16nsa.html?_r=1&hp
N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress

By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN
Published: April 15, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.

Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.

James Risen: "9/11 was a fluke"

The "No Elephants" sign is funny and appropriate, but it seems, at the least, premature, without a full investigation, to come to the conclusion that 9/11 was "a failure of imagination"- when 70% of the families' questions were ignored and haven't been addressed by the MSM responsibly- unlike drunk driving celebs and missing white women- and more info has come out since, including info on what's being withheld:

Complete 9/11 Timeline
http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=911_project

Especially when this is the guy who broke the story on the NSA warrantless wiretapping

Video at the link:

NYT writer: History will view 9/11 as 'a fluke' by Nick Juliano - RawStory.com
Published: Tuesday December 16, 2008
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/NYT_writer_History_will_view_911_1216.html

New York Times scribe James Risen has been at the forefront of uncovering President Bush's most cavalier redefinitions of executive power.