Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bush's Bubble

From tmorange
Sent Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:37 am
To letters@washpost.com
Subject Bush's Bubble

Dear Editors,

So the White House is trying to convince us that this president does not live in a bubble. Good luck. When he said yesterday in Kansas, "It's amazing that people say to me, 'Well, he's just breaking the law,'" Bush kept both feet firmly in the bubble.

Amazing that people think he's breaking the law? Not really, considering that FISA expressly prohibits his ongoing domestic surveillance program. Maybe he'd be less amazed if he stepped outside of the "unitary executive" legal bubble contrived for him by the likes of Yoo, Gonzales and Alito and listened to practically any other lawyer in the country who will tell Bush that, in fact, he does not have unlimited authority.

"If I wanted to break the law," he continued, "why was I briefing Congress?" Gee willikers, would he be so careless as to incriminate himself? In the reality-based community outside Bush's bubble, it's clear that he did not brief congress like he was required to when he started breaking the law, and that he only went public with his secret domestic surveillance program after he could not keep the New York Times from breaking the story any longer.

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