There were […] sixteen Democrats in the Senate, forty-one Democrats in the House — this could not have been passed without the Democrats. And so, in essence, this congress is very — there’s very little difference between this congress and the congress that gave Bush the PATRIOT Act without reading it, gave Bush the authorization for the Iraq war, gave Bush the Military Commissions Act. They have rolled over consistently, and they even rolled over on the Iraq spending bill after Bush vetoed it […]
Prof. Marjorie Cohn, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, president of the National Lawyers Guild, and author of “Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law” on Democracy Now! (transcript, video, audio)
Prof. Cohn also said that “the violation of FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] is a felony. And each violation can result in five years in prison.” and Pres. Bush’s domestic spying was in violation of FISA, “So the Bush administration has been breaking the law, has been committing crimes.”. With the new law the Democrats “have not only legalized what Bush was doing before, but I think it’s highly unlikely that the Bush administration officials will be brought to justice for the felonies that they have been committing since 2001”.
How many Leftists will remember this come election time?