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Title: Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated
Post by: LOL on Feb 07 06 07:54
[h3]         Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated        [/h3]        Snip from a humorous translation of Gonzales' humorless answers at the NSA Surveillance Hearings today:[blockquote][em]GONZALES: It's an early warning system designed for the 21st century. It is the modern equivalent to a scout team, sent ahead to do reconnaissance, or a series of radar outposts designed to detect enemy movements. And as with all wartime operations, speed, agility and secrecy are essential to its success.[/em]TRANSLATION: Remember the robot probe in The Empire Strikes Back? Itís like that.[/p][em]GONZALES: While the president approved this program to respond to the new threats against us, he also imposed several important safeguards to protect the privacy and the civil liberties of all Americans. . . . As the president has said, if you're talking with Al Qaida, we want to know what you're saying.[/em][/p]TRANSLATION: If youíve got nothing to hide, then there should be no problem with us listening to you. If youíve got something to hide, then . . . well . . . we should listen to you.[/p][/blockquote]               [a href="http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2006/02/a_translation_o.html"]Link to full article[/a]
Title: Re: Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 11:14
Did you know Spector didn't swear him in?
Title: Re: Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated
Post by: tenkani on Feb 07 06 11:19
Yeah, that whole swearing in thing was rather...odd.[/DIV]Does it make a difference from a legal standpoint?
Title: Re: Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 11:29
well yeah. He wasn't held under oath which means he could have just lied up there and he wouldn't be held accountable.
Title: Re: Attorney General Gonzales' NSA spying testimony, translated
Post by: TRUTH on Feb 07 06 12:08
well yeah. He wasn't held under oath which means he could have just lied up there and he wouldn't be held accountable.

Yeah, like being under oath would stop him.... :)