BAD BUSH, HEROIC CLINTON: Here's what the NYT claims about Bush authorizing domestic spying:
Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.Here's how the same story would read during the administration of Bill Clinton:
Within only weeks of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Clinton moved decisively to authorize the National Security Agency to bypass burdensome regulations preventing the president from acting to protect the American people from domestic terrorism, according to government officials.George W. Bush is the gift that keeps on giving — to his opponents. If Bush says yes, the Times says no. His very existence gives them reason for being. In about three years, Bush will be heading to Crawford for good. It's an even bet that Cindy Sheehan will follow in hot pursuit, but will the rest of his hating squad do? How will they summon the will to live?