Saturday, February 04, 2006

Amen, Pat Roberts

The program is "legal, necessary and reasonable."

Grandma can get as mad as she wants, but she wouldn't have known about this anyway. It is not "hurting" anyone. This is for the better good of our country. The true bottom line is just that: You would not have known this was going on. Uncovering this program just gives our enemies an advantage. But hey, what else is new with the Democrats? I can't wait for them to get elected and cut our military funding once again!

Related Facts: Between 1992 and 2000, the Clinton Administration cut national defense by more than half a million personnel and $50 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars. The Army alone has lost four active divisions and two Reserve divisions. (Heritage.org)

- The facts show that Bill Clinton halted military development, wasted critical weapons and allowed our forces to become dangerously weak. (Charles R. Smith- Friday, April 11th, 2003- NewsMax)
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WASHINGTON - Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said Friday the Bush administration's domestic spying is within the president's inherent power under the Constitution, and he rejected criticism that Congress was kept in the dark about it.

The program is "legal, necessary and reasonable," the Kansas Republican wrote in a 19-page letter, taking a particularly expansive view of the president's authority for the warrantless surveillance. "Congress, by statute, cannot extinguish a core constitutional authority of the president," Roberts wrote.

Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush have intercepted communications to ascertain enemy threats to national security, Roberts told the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Roberts' letter came just three days before that panel was to question Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the surveillance.

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