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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

AP cites Bush lie about wiretaps

The selection from a Bush speech from last year which was making the blogosphere rounds yesterday, in which he claims that he is getting court orders for wiretaps, has now made the mainstream. From AP:
Democrats called attention to a Bush statement in April 2004 that they said conflicts with what the president is saying now.

"Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires _ a wiretap requires a court order," Bush said during a speech on the Patriot Act in Buffalo, N.Y. "Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so."