Don’t Let Them

So yeah—Bush defended his warrantless wiretaps at the K-State speech today. You can see the tactic the Junta is going to now use….It’s not “warrantless wiretapping”….no, no….it’s “the Terrorist Surveillance Program.”

And it’s not “suicide bomber”, it’s “homicide bomber.” And it’s not “insurgent” it’s “terrorist.”

And it’s not “invading a country that didn’t attack us, using lies about non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction,” it’s “Freedom on the March.”

Depressing.

Gotta love how CNN frames the story, too: “President Bush and other officials Monday intensified their defense of a domestic surveillance program that supporters say protects against terrorism and critics say threatens civil liberties.”

There it is again: Security vs. Civil Liberties. The absolutely false dichotomy. Because it’s not about the program threatening civil liberties….it’s about the fact that it is AGAINST THE FUCKING LAW.

Don’t let the goalposts move, people. Publicly correct those who promulgate the Big Lie. That sentence should read: “…that supporters say protects against terrorism, and critics know is a violation of our laws.”

Don’t let them forget it. Shout it in the street if you have to.

5 Replies to “Don’t Let Them”

  1. don’t forget the student who asked Bush if he’s seen “Brokeback Mountain.”

    His response?

    “I’m a rancher, so I get that. But I haven’t seen it.”

    teehee. Get *what*, exactly, Mr. President?

  2. We should get together somewhere on the 31st and watch the State of the Union and specifically MST3K it so that the buzzwords are replaced with the truth.

  3. Don’t forget the bit where a student asked about the future of social security and his response was the equivalent of “You’re fucked. All the money will be sucked out by the baby boomers; learn to fend for yourselves.”

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