Friday, February 15, 2008

Danger, Will Robinson!

Bush says Congress putting US in danger - 15 Feb 2008 at 10:04am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Friday that "our country is in more danger of an attack" because of Congress' failure to extend a law that makes it easier for the government to spy on foreign phone calls and e-mails that pass through the United States.
But, of course, he doesn't mention to what extent his veto threat is contributing to the endangerment of the nation.

Liberals would spend billions of surplus dollars on infrastructure - 15 Feb 2008 at 2:16pm - The federal Liberals would spend the bulk of Canada's budget surplus on the country's crumbling infrastructure if elected, Leader Stéphane Dion promised on Friday.

Justice Official Testifies on Waterboarding - 15 Feb 2008 at 10:05am - The acting head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel tells a House subcommittee on Thursday that his department has not ruled on whether waterboarding is illegal. Steven Bradbury signed secret memos in 2005 authorizing the CIA to use the interrogation technique.

Suit Accuses Homeland Security of Illegal Searches - 15 Feb 2008 at 10:45am - Two civil liberties groups are suing the Department of Homeland Security to force it to disclose its policy for searching U.S. citizens and their electronic devices when re-entering the United States from the Middle East and South Asia.

Thought for the day:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. -Will Durant (1885 - 1981)


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