Saturday, December 17, 2005

Two words: Valerie Plame.

The president had harsh words for those who talked about the [wiretapping] program to the media, saying their actions were illegal and improper.

"As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have," he said. "The unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."

original photo - AFP/Leslie E. Kossoff

[Senator Russ] Feingold said it was "absurd" that Bush said he relied on his inherent power as president to authorize the wiretaps.

"If that's true, he doesn't need the Patriot Act because he can just make it up as he goes along. I tell you, he's President George Bush, not King George Bush. This is not the system of government we have and that we fought for."

(full text here)