What kind of Orwellian crap is this?
McConnell: U.S. laws limit spy efforts
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
Wed Apr 4, 6:45 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Current law prevents the government from fully using its capabilities to protect the United States, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell said Wednesday.
"One of the things I worry about most is the current laws and regulations that we have prevent us from using all the talents (and) the capabilities of the government to even play broadly in protecting the nation," he said.
McConnell was not specific about any proposals, but suggested there is more room for intelligence agencies to use there tools to protect the country. He acknowledged that the issue would require significant discussion on Capitol Hill.
He joined the Bush administration as it was under fire from critics who contended it abused its surveillance powers.
McConnell provided a vigorous defense of one such effort — the terrorist surveillance program. Under it, the NSA monitors the international calls and e-mails of Americans when terrorism is expected. He said that President Bush concluded that the program is legal."I can tell you with great confidence ... the fact we do that has saved lives in the United States," McConnell said.
Most recently, he said, the monitoring program had saved lives as he was returning to government late last year. He offered no details and nor would his aides.
As if there are any fraking laws left!!
I conclude that if I drive 140 miles an hour in a school zone it is legal.
Because, driving 140 miles an hour in a school zone saves lives.
No, I will not give you details, and the dogs have no comment either.