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youngharry Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 09:55 AM
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139. criticism based on fact
If the criticism of Obama is based upon fact and understanding of his position it is one thing, but criticism as a knee-jerk reaction to a vote that has several complex issues is totally another.

THUS, IF OBAMA HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR HIS VOTE ON FISA, IT IS TOTALLY MISPLACED AND IGNORANT.


FACT:

The FISA Bill is very complex, and while on the surface, it gives "civil" immunity to the telecoms, it DOES NOT GIVE "CRIMINAL IMMUNITY" to them. Obama said he would fix the immunity clause, which he can, but right now the important thing is to restore and put FISA back under the Constitution as it has been removed for the last year. That does npt mean that the 4th Amendment has not been violated for 7 years. IT CETTAINLY HAS BEEN. It means that FISA wasn't covered by the 4th Amendment for a year. The current Bill restores it rightfully where it belongs.

Remember--Obama was a Constitutional Law Professor and he knows there are lots of ways of indicting the telecoms if they have violated the Constitution.

MOREOVER, importantly, If Obama votes "no" on the current Bill, he will look like he has been responsible for another false-flag attack on the US if one takes place between now and the election. THAT WILL SURELY DEFEAT HIM IN THE GENERAL ELECTION BECAUSE HE WAS "SOFT" ON DEFENSE OF THIS COUNTRY.

The FISA Bill is a poorly drawn Bill and can be fixed at a later date.



WHY IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
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