Hung by his own words

Via's Carol Watson, Bush admits that he knows he the law on wiretaps:

Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution.

That was in 2004. He knew the law, and according to his own understanding of the law which he explained so graciously, he broke it.

He's a plain spoken fella!

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Written on Tuesday, December 20, 2005