(2 pm – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Bush pushes for telecom immunity
By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
21 minutes ago
WASHINGTON – President Bush said Wednesday that he will not sign a new eavesdropping bill if it does not grant retroactive immunity to U.S. telecommunications companies that helped conduct electronic surveillance without court orders.
A proposed bill unveiled by Democrats on Tuesday does not include such a provision. Bush, appearing on the South Lawn as that measure was taken up in two House committees, said the measure is unacceptable for that and other reasons.
A top Democratic leader opened the door on Tuesday to allowing an immunity provision. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the Bush administration must first detail what the companies did. About 40 pending lawsuits name telecommunications companies for alleged violations of wiretapping laws.
Bush detailed criteria that the bill must meet before he would sign it, including the immunity provision and the broad requirement that it “ensure that protections intended for the American people are not extended to terrorists overseas who are plotting to harm us.”
So could it be any plainer?
These treasonous incompetents who think it’s just hunky dory to disclose sources and methods to their pets in the sycophantic Beltway media (especially their house organ- Der Stürmer) are less interested in security than in trading away our liberty in return for covering their own asses and those of their corporate overlords.
And Steny Hoyer is quite willing to roll over and be butt fucked again.
These Beltway Bozos have to go. All of them. This is not what our Founders bled and died for, to lick the boots of an arrogant aristocracy of pundits, lobbyists, and sell outs.
Up against the wall motherfuckers.
Update- Here’s a link to a much better dK diary-