Monday, August 06, 2007

New Law: *Anyone* Can be Wiretapped

Not just "suspected terrorists."

From Laurel:
Bush has said his original surveillance program was restricted to calls and e-mails involving a suspected terrorist, but the new law has no such limit. Instead, it allows executive-branch agencies to conduct oversight-free surveillance of all international calls and e-mails, including those with Americans on the line, with the sole requirement that the intelligence-gathering is "directed at a person reasonably believed to be located outside the United States." There is no requirement that either caller be a suspected terrorist, spy, or criminal.

She asks if anyone feels safer. I don't.

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