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December 19, 2005

Alberto Gonzales Stays Up Past His Bedtime

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales must have stayed up way past his bedtime last night trying to come up with a reason under the law that allows the President to authorize secret domestic spying without a court order.

He said the 2001 Afghanistan war resolution, passed shortly after the
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, trumped the 1978 law forbidding eavesdropping
without court approval, because the law, the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act, makes an exception for surveillance "otherwise
authorized by congress."

Congress "otherwise authorized" eavesdropping in the resolution, he argued.

That resolution makes no reference to eavesdropping or of detention
policies. The administration has cited it in justification of both,

So if you follow this line of reasoning, George W. Bush can authorize any illegal activity, from eavesdropping to anal rape, as long as he cites "fighting the terr'ists" as the reason.

Let Freedom Ring.


  • At December 19, 2005, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    I think he already issued that "Anal Rape Authorization", and I believe he's been using it on the American people. Well, after trying it out overseas first, of course. Pending approval by the Food and Bunghole Administration.

  • At December 19, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    I'm pretty sure that the Food and Bunghole Adminstration was created to ensure that only straight men who hate our freedom will get things shoved up their arses, while consenting gay men are strictly forbidden to engage in such activities.

  • At December 19, 2005, Blogger Alicia said…


  • At December 19, 2005, Blogger Sylvana said…

    I'm surprised that they just didn't say that God said that it was OK.


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