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FISA Fight About Many Things ... Civil Liberties Not One of Them
Posted By Conn Carroll On February 19, 2008 @ 12:08 pm In Security | Comments Disabled
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled two pro forma  sessions this week to prevent President Bush from calling a special session to address the vital FISA reforms that Congress allowed to lapse last week so that Pelosi could leave Washington early  to attend her daughters wedding. When Congress left on vacation they also left our country’s intelligence community without the tools necessary to protect us. Pelosi has called any suggestions that the expiration of the FISA reforms endangers our country “fear-mongering ” but the facts suggest otherwise:
On some level Pelosi does know the expiration of FISA reforms harms our country’s security. Otherwise she would not have “instructed committee chairs to work on resolving differences with the Senate ” bill. If there was no danger, then why the order to committee chairs to keep working?
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URLs in this post:
 scheduled two pro forma: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/18/politics/politico/thecrypt/main3842921.shtml
 so that Pelosi could leave Washington early: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/fashion/weddings/17pelosi.html?ref=weddings
 fear-mongering: http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0219/p02s03-uspo.html
 oppose the new reforms on civil liberty grounds: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/02/strange_bedfellows_block_dem_e.php
 Trial lawyers have given 77% of their money to Democrats.: http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/017014.php
 McConnell was the Director of President Clinton’s National Security Agency from 1992-’96.: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NzhkODQ4YmQzNWE1MmQzMWRhYTcxY2Y5NTQ1ZTI0NzQ=
 Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB120338230850075699.html
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