Monday, December 19, 2005

"So I broke the law.

It's not like what I did was illegal or anything."

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Normally, no wiretapping is permitted in the United States without a court warrant. But Bush said he approved the action without such orders "because it enables us to move faster and quicker. We've got to be fast on our feet.

"It is legal to do so. I swore to uphold the laws. Legal authority is derived from the Constitution," he added.

The escalation of Orwellian language is really starting to make my head spin.