Royally Kranked

Monday, February 20, 2006

Well, now that I've read this story, I feel completely confident that Dear Leader W is even more concerned with civil rights than ever before, obviously top of his agenda

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Privacy Guardian Is Still a Paper Tiger
A year after its creation, the White House civil liberties board has yet to do a single day of work

For Americans troubled by the prospect of federal agents eavesdropping on their phone conversations or combing through their Internet records, there is good news: A little-known board exists in the White House whose purpose is to ensure that privacy and civil liberties are protected in the fight against terrorism.

Someday, it might actually meet.

Initially proposed by the bipartisan commission that investigated the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was created by the intelligence overhaul that President Bush signed into law in December 2004.

More than a year later, it exists only on paper.

Well, these things take time, I mean, you have to put the right people together, people who will put duty to country above loyalty to those who put them there

Like these kinds of people

The board chairwoman is Carol E. Dinkins, a Houston lawyer who was a Justice Department official in the Reagan administration. A longtime friend of the Bush family, she was the treasurer of George W. Bush's first campaign for governor of Texas, in 1994, and co-chair of Lawyers for Bush-Cheney, which recruited Republican lawyers to handle legal battles after the November 2004 election.

Dinkins, a longtime partner in the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins, where Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales once was a partner, has specialized in defending oil and gas companies in environmental lawsuits.


The board also includes a conservative Republican legal icon, Washington lawyer and former Bush Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, whose wife, Barbara, died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The fifth member is Francis X. Taylor, a retired Air Force general and former State Department counter-terrorism coordinator, who is chief security officer at General Electric Co.

Yep, a truly winning cast in terms of strictly & zealously guarding our civil rights & liberties, I mean President Jr says so

The board, which is within the Executive Office of the president, operates at the behest of the administration.

Don't we all feel better already?

Take that Usama bin Laden & al-Qaeda, You'll never destroy our freedoms with Dear Leader W in charge of things

Ripping, destroying and raping freedoms from the constitution is President Jr's job, and no one can hold a candle to him in this regard


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