Yella-bellied, spineless, gutless Democratic Senators folding on Telecom Immunity?posted by Bill Arnett @ 10:48 AM Permalink
If this report is true it will mean that the Democratic Senators have once again failed to respect the desires of their constituency and folded like a cheap suit before the most unpopular and worst president ever in the history of our country.
The NYT reports:
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday with the Bush administration that would give telephone carriers legal immunity for any role they played in the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program approved by President Bush after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Congressional official said Wednesday.The sheer folly of this is ridiculous. bush doesn't care and isn't worried about, "…[the] program approved by President Bush after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks…" he wants to retroactively grant immunity to the telecom companies for the illegal spying they did on Americans before September 11. The spying bush ordered six months before the WTC attack and only two months into his maladministration assuming power.
Senators this week began reviewing classified documents related to the participation of the telephone carriers in the security agency program and came away from that early review convinced that the companies had “acted in good faith” in cooperating with what they believed was a legal and presidentially authorized program and that they should not be punished through civil litigation for their roles, the official said.
The spying that was by ANY standard unlawful.
Out-witted, out-manuevered, out-played, beaten at their own game by a lame d*ck president despite holding the majority and despite the fact that ANY senator can at ANY time put a hold on a bill.
Rethugs may be chickenhawks, but the Democratic Senators are just plain chicken. Cowards. Yella-bellied dogs crawling off with their tale between their legs.
Sad, ain't it?