Saturday, August 04, 2007

I wuz wrong

I should have known better than to expect i Castrati in the Senate to tell Dubya where to stick it. Much to the chagrin of the sane among us, they went ahead and bent over yet again for old 28% George.

Senate Votes To Expand Warrantless Surveillance -

The Senate bowed to White House pressure last night and passed a Republican plan for overhauling the federal government's terrorist surveillance laws, approving changes that would temporarily give U.S. spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign suspects without a court order.

The 60 to 28 vote, which was quickly denounced by civil rights and privacy advocates, came after Democrats in the House failed to win support for more modest changes that would have required closer court supervision of government surveillance. Earlier in the day, President Bush threatened to hold Congress in session into its scheduled summer recess if it did not approve the changes he wanted.
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