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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but. . .

I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but when President Bush announced this morning that he takes responsibility for invading Iraq with faulty intelligence, it sounds more like he is making waves to cover up another developing story that NBC has released, "Is the Pentagon Spying on Americans?" It would seem to me, that the Pentagon spying on Americans should be a much more reported story, but of course it has suddenly been swept under the rug as the President made his announcement. It seems the White House was successful in creating a story to make lesser of the story that people should really be concerned about. We already knew the President was at fault for invading Iraq with the pretense of nuclear weaponry when there were no nuclear weapons.

But, what about the Pentagon spying on Americans? Why is the Pentagon creating 400-page Defense Department documents on peaceful, anti-war American citizens? What is the purpose of these Defense Department documents and what dooes all this mean?

“It means that they’re [The Pentagon] actually collecting information about who’s at those protests, the descriptions of vehicles at those protests,” says Arkin. “On the domestic level, this is unprecedented,” he says. “I think it's the beginning of enormous problems and enormous mischief for the military.”

-- Bill Arkin, NBC News military analyst.


Will these peaceful, private-citizen activists be placed in prison in the future if other hastily created legislation passes similar to that of the Patriot Act? It is very possible. It is scary to think that just by voicing your opinion that personal and private information can be collected of you by the Pentagon. How can anyone have any peace of mind when things like that occur. This is not the America our forefathers created.

When President Bush announced this morning that he was responsible for taking us to war with Iraq based on misinformation, it was probably because he and the White House knew it would help dilute the findings of NBC.

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Read more about these stories at the following links:
Is the Pentagon Spying on Americans
Bush Takes Responsibility for Invasion Intelligence

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