The little whores that are the Republican leadership have bowed down yet again:
Phone company executives won’t be grilled by a Senate panel anytime soon about their roles in the Bush administration’s eavesdropping program.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Tuesday he will hold off subpoenaing the telecommunications chiefs while he works with the White House on his legislation that would ask a secretive federal court to review the constitutionality of Bush’s surveillance operations.
Democrats accused Specter of abdicating Congress’ oversight responsibilities.
“Why don’t we just recess for the rest of the year?” the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont, asked sarcastically. “Vice President Cheney will just tell the nation what laws we’ll have.”
Bush has acknowledged that the National Security Agency monitored — without court approval — the communications of terror suspects when one person was in the United States and another was overseas. Until Bush ordered the operations shortly after 9/11, a judge had to sign off on such monitoring.
So arguing about discriminating against the gay community is an agenda item but our civil liberties aren’t? More proof these imperialistic, useless, do nothing, America hating Republicans need to be kicked out of Congress and out of the country!