Why did Bush not bother to get warrants for his wiretaps? Especially after assuring us all, in 2004, that he was doing all wiretaps with warrants? Application of a warrant by FISA court can be done in a snap. In fact, you can apply within 72 hours AFTER you made the tap. If he is only targeting suspected terrorists, there's no reason to not get a warrant. None whatsoever. So why didn't he get any?