Just a thought

I was reading yet another article, this one in Time magazine about the Bush administrations desire to wiretap without warrants. The article mentioned a letter from Tom Daschle published in the Washington Post in December 2005 regarding his opposition to Bush's desire for broader presidential powers in the Joint Resolution to invade Iraq. Including the power to secretly wiretap, without judicial or legislative oversight.

Well, as I continued reading it suddenly made sense why Bush and the Republican Party campaigned so damned hard against Daschle's re-election in 2004. Now I understand why the Republicans broke with Senate protocol and sent Bill Frist to South Dakota to campaign against Daschle. The Bush administration wanted to make Daschle pay for his insolence. Not simply because Daschle was opposed to invading Iraq. More likely because Daschle was against giving Bush unchecked power.


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