Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Unhinged Gore ignores Clinton's warrantless searches

Thanks to Kira for passing this on to me. From Breitbart:
The White House accused former Vice President Al Gore of hypocrisy Tuesday for his assertion that President Bush broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without court approval.

"If Al Gore is going to be the voice of the Democrats on national security matters, we welcome it," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in a swipe at the Democrat, who lost the 2000 election to Bush only after the Supreme Court intervened.

Gore, in a speech Monday, called for an independent investigation of the administration program that he says broke the law by listening in - without warrants - on Americans suspected of talking with terrorists abroad.

Gore called the program, authorized by President Bush, "a threat to the very structure of our government" and charged that the administration acted without congressional authority and made a "direct assault" on a federal court set up to authorize requests to eavesdrop on Americans.
McClellan said the Clinton-Gore administration had engaged in warrantless physical searches, and he cited an FBI search of the home of CIA turncoat Aldrich Ames without permission from a judge. He said Clinton's deputy attorney general, Jamie Gorelick, had testified before Congress that the president had the inherent authority to engage in physical searches without warrants.

"I think his hypocrisy knows no bounds," McClellan said of Gore.
It's about damned time that Bush hit back on this. Don't let those leftist hypocrites' drivel go unanswered! Like I've said before, if the left made no noise when Clinton/Gore conducted warrantless searches against American citizens and businesses (with no ties to terrorism), then they need to keep their treasonous traps shut today!

With much of the attention on bird flu and AIDS, I think the disease that's the biggest threat to the survival of this country is BDS: Bush Derangement Syndrome.