Friday, March 14, 2008

Passed... but for how long?

The House passed an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA for you acronym-lovers out there) by a vote of 213-197... essentially along party lines.

The amended legislation “does not provide retroactive immunity" for telecom companies but does allow courts to determine whether a lawsuit should or should not proceed.

Naturally, "President" Bush, being the kind of person he is, has threatened a veto.

(So let me get something straight... he's going to veto the bill because the only thing he doesn't like is the portion about telecom immunity... but then he'll immediately start blaming Democrats for putting the US at risk of a terrorist attack...

Now... correct me if I’m wrong, but if he were so sure that its passage would ensure America’s safety, shouldn’t he be less worried about the telecoms and allow the bill to become law??? Or am I using too much common sense?

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