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Sunday, December 18, 2005
 
Keep it simple.
The talking heads will manage to completely obscure what the President admitted to:

He illegally authorized wiretaps that he didn't think he could obtain through legal channels.

That's it. That's what he did, and he admitted it because his handlers knew he was caught. Now the spin game begins. Here's what he said today:

"(I did it) to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations."
Uh huh. The FISA court wouldn't have authorized a wiretap for that? Even three days retroactively? All in secret? Which was perfectly legal-if he had asked?

If this makes sense to you, please explain it to me. Personally, I suspect that after his brief flirtation with the truth, he's gone back to what he knows best: he's lying his ass off.
 
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