Buzzflash: “Tyranny Creeps In…” at the NSA
Posted on May 11, 2006
“The NSA’s gathering of phone call records of millions of Americans is “something that would make the late Leonid Brezhnev proud of Bush—and [Gen.] Michael Hayden, the Pentagon apparatchik, who saw it through,” Buzzflash writes in an editorial.
Today, USA Today reports, in detail, that Bush, with hard evidence proving that he lied, authorized domestic spying, particularly the gathering of information on nearly every phone call made in the United States. This is illegal and an abominable affront to the Constitution. This is, as we note in our headline, something that would make the late Leonid Brezhnev proud of Bush—and Hayden, the Pentagon apparatchik, who saw it through.
... In short, Hayden is a lawbreaker. The courts haven’t determined that yet, but if you brazenly rob a bank and there are a hundred witnesses (in this case about 300 million), then you broke the law. Bush even admits he made an “end run” around the FISA court and law passed by Congress. Hayden oversaw the implementation of the illegal activity. Case closed.