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Because spy agencies aren't unaccountable enough.....<br><br><i>Almost 32 years to the day after President Ford created an independent Intelligence Oversight Board made up of private citizens with top-level clearances to ferret out illegal spying activities, President Bush issued an executive order that <b>stripped the board of much of its authority</b>.<br><br>
The White House <span style="text-decoration:underline;">did not say why it was necessary to change the ru</span>les governing the board when it issued Bush's order late last month. But critics say Bush's order is <span style="text-decoration:underline;">consistent with a pattern of steps by the administration that have systematically scaled back Watergate-era intelligence reforms</span>.<br><br>
"It's quite clear that the Bush administration officials who were around in the 1970s are settling old scores now," said Tim Sparapani, senior legislative counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union. "Here they are even preventing oversight within the executive branch. <b>They have closed the books on the post-Watergate era</b>."</i><br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2008/03/14/president_weakens_espionage_oversight?mode=PF" target="_blank">http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...rsight?mode=PF</a><br><br>
And folks wonder why Democrats are pushing back on the FISA bill...
 

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I think he is trying to do as much damage as he can before he is out of office. I am not exactly sure what his motives are...Maybe he is just insane.
 

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Yeah THAT'S not suspicious at all.<br><br><br><br>
... oh WAIT, it totally IS. One more thing to lend credence to the conspiracy theory that he's preparing us for martial law and the induction of a police state fascist regime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Exciting times!
 
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