2008-06-20

TeleCom Immunity Resurfaces again

I've blogged previously about Sen. Chris Dodd's fight to keep TeleCom's from getting immunity to lawsuits for their participation and cooperation in the Bush Administration's illegal wire-taps. Well, that same issue is back again today, it would seem....

A new FISA Bill has just been made public [PDF] which appears to yet again contain immunity for TeleComs that helped the NSA break the law and spy on millions of ordinary Americans for the Bush Administration. Let me repeat that... TeleComs helped the NSA break the law in order to spy on American citizens. Just to be clear, the NSA was created on November 4, 1952 in order to be responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence.

The House is set to vote on the Bill today. I'm really growing tired of this "Terrorists are the new Communists" crap.

UPDATE (2008-06-20 11:24 MDT): Disgusting! It passed 293 to 129 (13 did not vote). The vote results can be found on this page: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll437.xml
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