Saturday, December 17, 2005

Take It From Someone Who Knows

Bryan at Why Now? explains why what the Bush administration and specifically what President Bush has done in authorizing unwarranted wiretapping is both wrong and illegal (and yes, there is a difference).

I was part of the National Security Agency for 8 years. This conduct is illegal. I was told it was illegal in an official briefing. There were specific instructions as to the course to take if it occurred by accident, and reporting requirements to prevent the accident from recurring. This isn’t a close call, and it’s not a matter of interpretation, it is illegal.

Case closed. End of play. Exeunt omnus.