Lying about spying (video)

Ladies and gentlemen, your president, April 2004 [VIDEO]: "Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires — a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so."

Well, not so much, actually. But I'll tell you what. Much as it irks me to do so, I don't place the blame entirely on the president and his crew. Think about this: the New York Times already knew that this was a lie. In other words, before Bush was reelected the Times editors allowed him to spout these lies to the American people.

If, as the Times claims, the national security argument was compelling, couldn't they have at least said, fine, but don't go around telling people the opposite, just shut your trap.

Okay, yes, I'm in a cloud world, but it's nice here. You should visit sometime. (ThinkProgress)

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