Take the latest edict from Our Lord And Emperor: Congress had better not recess until it allows him to spy on Americans without having to obey the existing FISA laws.
And so far, the Democrats in Congress have not drafted a bill I could sign. We’ve worked hard and in good faith with the Democrats to find a solution, but we are not going to put our national security at risk. Time is short. I’m going to ask Congress to stay in session until they pass a bill that will give our intelligence community the tools they need to protect the United States.
If I weren’t such a fervent believer in Fake Security Uber Alles, I might suspect that Dear Leader’s sudden sense of urgency has something to do with the latest revelation that the Bush Administration has not only been illegally wiretapping through the NSA, but has also been using other secret programs to spy on Americans, at least some portions of which have lately been deemed illegal by the FISA court. And I might conclude that Rove and his merry band of evildoers are trying to brand the Democrats as Weak On Terrorism for the 8,932nd time.
The hypocrisy is stunning. Bush has never followed any of these laws before, and now that he’s being subjected to oversight for the first time in his illegal presidency, he’s trying to pressure the Democrats to pass toothless reforms that will put a stamp of legitimacy on his lawbreaking.
If I were Harry Reid, I’d say this to Bush:
I don’t know, but somehow I think the Preznit might suddenly find time to clear some brush in Crawford…