Why not get a warrant?

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    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?
     
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    It wasn't necessary and would have given notice to the enemy.
     
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    If they are agents of a foreign power no court would have jurisdiction to give them a warrant. Much like you can't get a warrant to listen in on a Consulate Building, they are officially not in this nation.
     
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    He didnt get them just to piss you off
     
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    warrants?

    i don't need to show you no stinkin warrants!

    shhhhhtrabeeeries
     
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    Is it getting harder to freely converse with your "friends" now? :rolleyes:
     
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    You only need to get a warrant if you plan to use the evidence in a court of law. If they don't plan to use it as such, why bother? Seems to me like a waste of paper, and aren't you liberals always trying to save stuff?
     
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    How exactly would a secret warrant issued by a court, the FISA court, whose records are sealed, give notice to the enemy?
     
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    The FISA court can most certainly issue warrants for the wiretapping of conversations between American citizens and foreigners.
     
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    Since the warrant can be obtained up to 72 hours AFTER the fact, isn't this really just whining about sloppy paperwork?

    Cracks me up the way you libs try to attach such sinister motive to someone trying to protect your butt.
     

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