NYT: Bush’s Spying Operation Was Massive. So, Like, Where the Hell is bin Laden?
Operation 4th Amendment just keeps getting creepier.
The NYT has the scoop.
They are now reporting that in addition to direct eavesdropping, the administration worked with major U.S. Telecom Companies to track Internet and telephone traffic data patterns. According to the NYT report, this type of data “pattern analysis” is supposed to require a warrant.
1) WHY HAVEN’T THEY CAUGHT BIN LADEN YET?
Yeah, yeah: The article definitely raises a new set of civil liberties questions, but what I want to know—given how far the Bushies have pushed the envelope—is this: Why haven’t they at least caught bin Laden yet? If you’re going to break the law this way, you better have something huge to show for it.
2) WHAT IS THIS SPYING PROGRAM CALLED?
Again, with Bush’s knack for Orwellian monikers (The Clear Skies Initiative, No Child Left Behind, Operation Enduring Freedom), I really want to know what this spying program is called. One Slog reader suggested earlier: The “Listening to What the American People Have to Say” Initiative.