Wednesday, August 1, 2007

NSA Spying Part of Broader Effort

This is new and disturbing information. In order to defend the Attorney General against charges of perjury, for the first time, the Administration revealed that the government has engaged in surveillance that went beyond the warrantless phone call surveillance. This revelation my get Gonzales off the hook on the perjury charge but is in itself disturbing. We deserve the right to know the extend of this surveillance. The Congress needs to get to the bottom of this and insure that our constitutional rights are being protected as the government does it duty to protects us from terrorism. Rod

Intelligence Chief Says Bush Authorized Secret Activities Under One Order
By Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer, Wednesday, August 1, 2007; A01

The Bush administration's chief intelligence official said yesterday that President Bush authorized a series of secret surveillance activities under a single executive order in late 2001. The disclosure makes clear that a controversial National Security Agency program was part of a much broader operation than the president previously described.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/31/AR2007073102137_pf.html

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