A worker at the National Security Agency (NSA) sits at her computer terminal in the Threat Operations Center during a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush in Fort Meade, Maryland January 25, 2006. Bush visited the ultra-secret NSA on Wednesday to underscore the importance of his controversial order authorizing domestic surveillance without warrants.
Washington Post: Congressional Probe of NSA Spying Is in Doubt
Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican and Democratic sources said yesterday.
The Senate intelligence committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a Democratic-sponsored motion to start an inquiry into the recently revealed program in which the National Security Agency eavesdrops on an undisclosed number of phone calls and e-mails involving U.S. residents without obtaining warrants from a secret court. Two committee Democrats said the panel — made up of eight Republicans and seven Democrats — was clearly leaning in favor of the motion last week but now is closely divided and possibly inclined against it.
The Leftie Democrats WIMPED out because they know the NSA Surveillance program is legal and has been effective in protecting America.
Frankly, they do NOT have the votes to raise much of a “stink” here. But, they also know that if they sabotage this progam and the United States is hit again by Al Qaeda that it will be their ASS on the line.
Now, isn’t that what Flap said a few weeks ago?
A video wall display inside the Threat Operations Center of the National Security Agency (NSA) shows recent internet threat activity worldwide during a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush at Fort Meade in Maryland January 25, 2006.