Terrorist rights crowd still trying userp Presidential powers
Senior Bush administration officials said Wednesday that it would be impractical for them to obtain individual warrants every time they needed to eavesdrop on a conversation suspected of involving Al Qaeda. They urged Congress to approve a proposal that critics said would give the president broad, unchecked powers.The fact is the President already has the power as commander in chief in war time to intercept enemy communications. To suggest that warrants are needed in war time to intercept those communications is nonsense on stilts. On top of that, the critics have shown not one example of the President abusing this power. Every instance has been in furtherence of the war effort and protecting Americans. Requiring him to jump through hoops in order to do that is ridiculous. Only a liberal could be this dense.