President Bush confirms he authorized secret domestic eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. But he lashed out at those who object, saying the spying is aimed only at people believed to have a clear link to terrorist organizations. [emphasis mine]The last time a president said this, his eavesdropping targets were the likes of Paul Newman and Jane Fonda! Glad we're fighting on the frontlines of the war on terror, Mr. President.
Seriously though, this man does not deserve the office he holds. Any president who thinks it is his right to infringe on Americans' rights to privacy, and then to get defiant when he is questioned about the practice of spying on Americans without court approval, of effectively desecrating civil liberties, this is a man who does not respect what this country was founded on. Maybe the most disenchanting part of this revelation is that it is not even a surprise.
And we have three more years of this.