Political Whiplash! Reagan Appointee Declares Bush Wiretap Illegal?!?!?!?!
Well, shut my mouth! Did a Ronald Reagan appointed Federal Judge actually just declare one of Bush’s warrantless wiretaps illegal?!?!?!?
In what was officially the last active case challenging the legality of Bush’s warrantless wire-taps, lawyers for the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation must have been shocked that the case wasn’t thrown out over the “State Secret” reasoning that had been used in the dismissal of the more than three dozen other cases over which the Honorable Judge Vaughn R. Walker presided. The very same judge appointed by the “Can-do-no-wrong” Republican, Ronald Regan in 1987. Well, I’ll be!
I think John Eisenberg, lawyer for the accused Islamic group, said it correctly. “By virtue of finding what the Bush administration did to our clients was illegal, he found that the Terrorist Surveillance Program was unlawful." Could this mean we finally have a chance of seeing some members of the former administration doing the duck-walk into a court room? One can only hope.
Now, don’t underestimate my desire to deal with any real terrorist in true redneck fashion, but let’s face it… the Bush Administration used this illegal program to spy on American citizens… and someone needs to be held accountable. Perhaps this case will lead to the true restoration of our Civil Rights.
As for Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest, all I can say is the sun don’t shine on the same dog's ass all the time… your luck may have finally run out! And this is one Southerner that can only hope you’ll soon be seein’ the shady inside of a prison cell.