Friday, February 15, 2008

This will be a day long remembered: House Ds stand up to Bush

The president has said that American lives will be sacrificed if Congress does not change FISA.

But he has also said that he will veto any FISA bill that does not grant retroactive immunity.

No immunity, no FISA bill. So if we take the president at his word, he’s willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies. --Senator Edward Kennedy

Finally, finally, finally. Like an abused spouse who finally says, "Enough," the House Democrats stood up to the fearmongers at the White House and went on a ten-day recess without approving a FISA modification bill. The bill that the White House wants would allow surveillance to take place without a court order and would grant retroactive immunity to telecom companies. As a result, the temporary Police America Act will expire tomorrow.

Glenn Greenwald has coverage here, and Daily Kos has coverage here and here.

Andy in Harrisburg

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bush is so worried about losing American lives why won't he bring home the troops?

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

I was soooo bummed when the Senate caved in to the White House, and then so happy when the People's House stood up for us! I called my representitive's office right away to give him my support!

Call your rep and let 'em know that we cannot give these lawbreakers a free pass. NO IMMUNITY!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

Here is a cute and snuggly toy bear who wants to do the right thing and support our president!

http://www.markfiore.com/spies_who_love_you_0

Remember, if you don't support the president, you are supporting terrorism!

9:49 AM  

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