Friday, May 26, 2006

[political-researchp] Bloglines - Just Trust Us

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Just Trust Us

By Susie on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

We know exactly what we’re doing:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The United States government, not any court, is the best judge of whether to keep programs such as its controversial effort to eavesdrop on citizens
a secret, an assistant attorney general said on Wednesday.

Peter Keisler, an assistant attorney general, and other U.S. officials made the claim in the latest filing to a lawsuit alleging that telecommunications firm AT&T illegally allowed the government to monitor phone conversations and e-mail communications.

“In cases such as this one, where the national security of the United States is implicated, it is well established that the executive branch is best positioned to judge the potential effects of disclosure of sensitive information on the nation’s security,” they wrote in a filing on Wednesday evening.

Yeah, but wasn’t that back before the right-wing coup?

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