Remember how Bush and his cronies disregarded the law and did whatever the hell they wanted? Remember how Obama was supposed to be a beacon of light and hope and change and stuff?
In this illuminating article, Glenn Greenwald confirms what I suspected before: the president can follow whichever laws he chooses to follow. Not only that, but that Obama chooses to not follow a whole bunch and there's nothing we can do about it.
The Electronic Frontiers Foundation, which filed the lawsuit against AT&T and other wireless service providers for illegal eavesdropping on American citizens, has now filed one against Obama, Eric Holder, the United States, et al. for warrantless wiretapping. And what does Obama say? Basically, that the U.S. has secret stuff that is super important because of terrorists and stuff and you wouldn't understand and terrorists are out there and blah blah blah. Not only does the Department of Justice ask for the lawsuit to be dismissed, they also employ Bush-speak in doing so. FUCK.
Greenwald even scanned the brief and excerpted some of the scarier Bushisms in his article. Here are a few:
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