Remember the "Emergency" 6-month FISA bill that gave Bush the power to listen to whomever he wants without court approval, no matter if they're US Citizen or not? It was supposed to be temporary, but as the 6 months is almost up, it's time for chickenshit Dems to re-authorize it for 6 YEARS! WTF?
Chris Dodd just put a hold on that terrible FISA Bill, and is showing the kind of leadership that makes him my #2 Candidate in the Race (I'm an Edwards booster).
From Dodd's Site:
The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons.
I have decided to place a "hold" on the latest FISA bill that would have included amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by illegally providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization.
I said that I would do everything I could to stop this bill from passing, and I have.
It's about delivering results -- and as I've said before, the FIRST thing I will do after being sworn into office is restore the Constitution. But we shouldn't have to wait until then to prevent the further erosion of our country's most treasured document. That's why I am stopping this bill today.
Nice work, Chris.