Tuesday :: Feb 14, 2006

King-George-gate: Some updates


by eriposte

I've just completed another round of updates to my post providing links debunking virtually every fake talking point (and there are dozens) from the Far Right to fraudulently prop up King George:

King-George-gate: Myths v. Realities

As I've said before, please be on the alert for continued fraud and lying about Bush's illegal domestic spying program among the vast trove of right-wing columnists and media "personalities". If they are making a claim justifying the program, use the link above to find the appropriate debunking link and send it to them. Keep up the pressure - it's important. We have to make it more and more difficult for them to lie brazenly.

For ongoing updates, Glenn Greenwald is an obvious source to bookmark (among others - like Media Matters, Think Progress, etc.). But I would also highly recommend adding Anonymous Liberal (AL) to your must-read list. AL has been publishing some excellent revelations in the past weeks. Here's one (bold text is my emphasis):

...what did the President say when he signed into law the USA Patriot Act, which contained a number of key amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...I found a copy of the President's October 26, 2001 Remarks on the Signing the USA Patriot Act of 2001...
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Now keep in mind that the President made these remarks almost six weeks AFTER Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force ("AUMF"), the law which he now claims gave him the authority to conduct warrantless surveillance outside of FISA's framework. Yet in this signing statement, the President clearly indicates that until that day, Oct. 26, 2001, he lacked the authority to properly deal with the nature of the terrorist threat.

Nice work AL!

I know Glenn's work has received the recognition it deserves, but AL's work also needs to be brought into the mainstream. Make sure you read these posts in particular: one, two, three and four.

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