Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Shocker - Spy Chief Wants More Spying Power!

And he can't tell you why he wants that power increased because it's classified!
``The technology framework of the 1970s and today are vastly different,'' McConnell said. ``What we are attempting to do is to make what we do relevant in today's technology base. It has changed so dramatically.''

``As a citizen, I care as much or more about privacy and the rights of citizens as anyone at the table, and I am passionate about protecting that privacy,'' he added.

Citing the need for classification, he could not provide specific examples of problems with the FISA law now experienced by the FBI or National Security Agency - two agencies that often use its powers.

McConnell's plan would give the NSA the power to monitor foreigners without seeking court approval, even if the surveillance is conducted by tapping phones and e-mail accounts in the United States. It would also triple the life span of a FISA warrant targeting a non-U.S. citizen from 120 days to one year, allowing the government to monitor much longer without checking back in with a judge.
Anyone who believes McConnell is passionate about protecting anyones' privacy other than the Bushies, who need to keep their lying and pocket-lining secret, should form an orderly queue to make bids on this once in a lifetime offer from Newshog.

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