Jack Cafferty on the administration: Just Do it!
Jack spelled out all the abuses that have been conducted by this administration since it took over office in about one minute.
Cafferty: Who cares if the Patriot Act get's renewed.
Want to abuse our civil liberties-Just do it!
Who cares about the Geneva conventions?
Want to torture prisoners-Just do it!
Who cares about rules concerning the identity of CIA gents.
Want to reveal the name of a covert operative? Just do it!
Who cares about whether the intelligence concerning WMD's is accurate.
You want to invade Iraq? Just do it.
Who cares about qualifications to serve on the nation's highest court.
Want to nominate a personal friend with no qualifications? Just do it.
And the latest outrage, which I read about in "The New York Times" this morning, who cares about needing a court order to eavesdrop on American citizens. Want to wiretap their phones conversations? Just do it.... What a joke. A very cruel, very sad joke.
-this is were I come in:
BLITZER: Let's go back to Jack Cafferty in New York with "The Cafferty File" -- Jack?
JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Wolf, the "New York Times," pretty good story on Page 1 this morning. President Bush signed a secret order after the 9/11 terror attacks. In the "Times" story, it's reported that this order allows the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens without first getting a warrant.
So the question this hour: Is it appropriate for the president to order wiretaps on American citizens without a warrant? Got to be kidding me. Linda in Newport News, Virginia, writes, "The fact the president of the United States authorized spying on its very own citizens should send chills down the spines of every person in this country. When the president took office, he swore to uphold the Constitution. He has not done so. He should be impeached."
Paul in Santa Clara, California, "Nyet, nyet, a thousand times nyet. If wiretaps are not controlled, the president has the ability to interfere with the rights of free speech, religion, assembly, protection from illegal search and seizures, even the right to vote, not to mention the privacy of any American."
Phil in Rochester, New York: "Not only is it not OK, the 'New York Times' has also done the general electorate a significant disservice by sitting on this story for over a year. This is the kind of underhanded behavior the populace had a right to know about before the 2004 presidential elections."
Jerry in Sandston, Virginia: "I want President Bush to catch every terrorist he can. I have nothing to hide, so he can tap anything he wants."
Fred in Auburn, New York: "No, no, and no. Bush has no such authority. He has simply made a mockery of everything American used to stand for. Is it impeachment time yet? I guess we'll know after the changing of the guard next year in November."
And Norma in Richmond, California: "Bush's abrogation of the Bill of Rights makes perfect sense in the war on terror. Since terrorists hate us for our freedoms, if we get rid of our freedoms, they won't hate us anymore. We'll all be the same, and peace will then prevail. See how simple it is?"
BLITZER: Not simple at all, but we'll move on from that, Jack. Thanks very much. And we'll check back with you very, very soon.
-my thanks to NavySwan for finding the transcripts,video from Crooks and Liars