Just finished an interview/debate on MSNBC on the New York Times’ illegal surveillance. I will be on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes tonight at 9:30 debating the same program. Should be a barrel of monkeys. LATER: ***POST-SHOW POSTSCRIPT: OK, so much for the barrel forecast. Major snafu (this blog aspires to family friendly language, except for […]
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The Future of Freedom Foundation today posted my hit on “Bush’s Wiretap Crimes & the FISA Farce.” It is amazing how so many commentators have preserved perfect ignorance regarding the laws that the Bush administration is trampling.
The American Conservative today placed online my piece on NSA wiretapping here. June 19, 2006 The American Conservative Reach Out and Tap Someone The NSA’s surveillance program undermines the rule of law without producing real gains in security. By James Bovard The National Security Agency has been tracking the calls of millions of Americans and […]
Michael Hayden, the former chief of the National Security Agency, was nominated today by President Bush to be the new chief of the CIA. Thus far, there have been no reports linking Hayden to hookers & poker games at the Watergate. While serving as NSA chief, Hayden deceived Congress in October 17, 2002 testimony regarding […]
The American Conservative has posted my piece on Cheney’s revelation that he is exempt from federal law regarding national security secrets. Here are a few paragraphs from the piece: The “my wish is the law’s command
The new issue of American Conservative (3/27/06) contains my hit on Cheney’s latest lawlessness. Here is the first paragraph: “The biggest surprise from the shooting of Harry Worthington was Dick Cheney’s announcement that he is entitled to declassify national security secrets. Such declassifications raise the question of whether the president and vice president possess unlimited discretion […]
My review on James Risen’s A State of War is now online at American Conservative. The spying scandal continues to show Washington at its best. Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee agreed to support a legislative reform to the FISA law to legalize Bush’s actions. One key change: Feds would be allowed to wiretap […]