Bush Claims NSA Program Targets Only Al Qaeda
Posted on May 11, 2006
The president claims that the program activities “strictly target Al Qaeda and their known affiliates,” despite USA Today’s claim that the NSA has pored over the records of tens of millions of Americans.
President Bush spoke moments ago about a USA Today report on a massive NSA database that collects information about all phone calls made within the United States. Bush did not deny any of the contents of the article, but he did say:
First, our intelligence activities strictly target Al Qaeda and their known affiliates. Al Qaeda is our enemy, and we want to know their plans.
President Bush’s claim about the recently revealed NSA program is diametrically opposed to the description of the program in USA Today.