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Old 04-17-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: Obama Promise to stop Wiretapping? Not so much...

Originally Posted by SteelersinCA View Post
Wasn't this one of the things the Dems were beating on Bush and the Attorney General on?
Nonstop and endlessly.

For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and "wiretaps without warrants," he said. (He was referring to the lingering legal fallout over reports that the National Security Agency scooped up Americans' phone and Internet activities without court orders, ostensibly to monitor terrorist plots, in the years after the September 11 attacks.)

It's hardly a new stance for Obama, who has made similar statements in previous campaign speeches, but mention of the issue in a stump speech, alongside more frequently discussed topics like Iraq and education, may give some clue to his priorities.

But all of a sudden, I guess it's a good idea now. HOPE! CHANGE! BAAAAAA!
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