Sunday, January 01, 2006

Dean - "Warrantless wiretapping is impeachable"

John Dean, who had a bird's eye view of presidential misconduct during the Nixon administration, has this insightful analysis of Bush's illegal wiretapping at findlaw.com. Here are a couple of particularly interesting comments (emphasis added):

There can be no serious question that warrantless wiretapping, in violation of the law, is impeachable. After all, Nixon was charged in Article II of his bill of impeachment with illegal wiretapping for what he, too, claimed were national security reasons.

These parallel violations underscore the continuing, disturbing parallels between this Administration and the Nixon Administration...

and this:

The war in Iraq is not addressing terrorism; rather, it is creating terrorists, and diverting money from the protection of American interests.

which is what I have been saying since the beginning of Bush's fiasco...

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