Friday, June 20, 2008

FISA Laws Pass The House

It was a bad day in Congress today for the Left, with both the Iraq funding bill and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) immunizing telecommunications companies against lawsuits based on their participation in the government's warrantless wiretaps on suspected terrorists.

The senate votes tomorrow, and the bill is expected to pass, even with some of the usual suspects (Harry Reid, Russ Feingold, Patrick Leahy, etc) being vocally angry about it.

It should be mentioned that the Bush administration assured these companies before they cooperated that their assistance was not only a matter of national security but completely legal, and that they would be protected.

The ACLU and the trial lawyers must all be wearing black today..they lost a fortune. The country apparently has gained some much needed perspective, with even Senator Barack Hussein Obama supporting it to the anger and disillusionment of the Angry Left:

"Given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as president, I will carefully monitor the program," Obama said in a statement hours after the House approved the legislation 293-129.

Of course, this represents yet another bit of waffling by the Chosen One. Back in February, when he was running to the left of Senator Clinton in the Super Tuesday primaries, he dissed virtually the same bill, saying: "I am proud to stand with Senator Dodd, Senator Feingold and a grassroots movement of Americans who are refusing to let President Bush put protections for special interests ahead of our security and our liberty."

As the general gets closer, look for Obama to attempt to fool people with flip flops like this that he's more centrist than he actually is.


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