All Posts Tagged With: "wiretapping"
Is it conceivable that Obama will continue the secret surveillance tactics of the Bush Administration? Despite claims from my colleagues on the blog that Obama’s views on all things from puppies to Iran are perfectly clear and thoroughly outlined in his position papers, it appears that Obama’s views on NSA operations are unknown.
An article in today’s New York Times recounts Obama’s contradictory and confusing history with NSA operation legislation:
As a presidential candidate, he condemned the N.S.A. operation as illegal, and threatened to filibuster a bill that would grant the government expanded surveillance powers and provide immunity to phone companies that helped in the Bush administration’s program of wiretapping without warrants. But Mr. Obama switched positions and ultimately supported the measure in the Senate, angering liberal supporters who accused him of bowing to pressure from the right.