Leftwing meltdown in 3…2…1….
A special appeals court has upheld a Bush administration program of warrantless surveillance.
In a ruling released Thursday, the court embraced the Protect America Act of 2007, which required telecommunication providers to assist the government in intercepting international phone calls and e-mails overseas for national security purposes.
The decision was made last August but just released in an edited form Thursday to omit classified information. An unidentified telecommunications company had challenged the law.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review said that requiring a court warrant would hinder the government’s ability to collect time-sensitive information.
Gee, just in time for Obamessiah’s ascention to the throne.
The court affirmed what the rest of the sane people in this country already know: Warrantless wiretaps are sometimes necessary for crucial intelligence collection. Surveillence is necessary to monitor and catch the bad guys, especially the ones beloved by the ACLU and the New York Times.
Speaking of which, the NYT’s Three Stooges: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, and Eric Lichtblau, owe George W. Bush an apology for all the mealy-mouthed horseshit they spewed in their rag.
I won’t hold my breath, however.