President Bush's political adviser well knows the "news cycle", and that
news on Friday night is the least noticed of all. Again, the news they do
not want read is released on a Friday night.
The NSA wiretap issue is important primarily because there is no
oversight, there are no checks and balances. There is no apparent appeal.
The abuses possible were known almost three decades ago when the FISA
statute was passed and signed into US law.
Look at the faces of the people in the pictures on these pages. They are
my face. They should be all of your faces.
The (NSA-Bush) warrant-less wiretap program (apparently) samples all data
on the wire, and saves it all for later use. If your name happens to be
(Republican) Rep. Foley, they can forget that; if you happen to be an
opponent of anything they (NSA-Bush) wants, you might be subject to
This is not something abstract or far away. This is all happening today
in the USA.
Please look again at the faces of the people in the pictures at these
pages. They are my face. They should be all of your faces. These are
not the faces of people who will be scammed or bullied.
No one of us here in the responsible life wants terrorists to have free
range. No one of us here wants amnesty or forgiveness for those who would
kill innocent non-combatants. There is no softness in our hearts for
killers. And there is no softness in our hearts for those who would
deceive us and steal our data. That is what (NSA-Bush) wiretap does.
And please make no mistake that they will not steal unencrypted data from
a *nix system just as quickly as from any other system. Keep up your due
Thank you for reading.