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Published:October 11th, 2008 09:43 EST
Terrorist Surveillance Program A Sham

Terrorist Surveillance Program A Sham

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Congress is looking into allegations that National Security Agency linguists have been eavesdropping on Americans abroad.

A terrorist surveillance program instituted by the Bush administration allows the intelligence community to monitor phone calls between the United States and overseas without a court order -- as long as one party to the call is a terror suspect.

Adrienne Kinne, a former U.S. Army Reserves Arab linguist, told ABC News the NSA was listening to the phone calls of U.S. military officers, journalists and aid workers overseas who were talking about `personal, private things with Americans who are not in any way, shape or form associated with anything to do with terrorism.`"

Thank goodness that the George W. Bush regime will finally come to an end in a few months. Dubya has launched disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby destroying American`s international reputation. Bush`s foreign interventions and deficit spending has our nation on the verge of another Great Depression.

Bush`s so-called "war on terror" has been a drain on the treasury, and a war on the privacy of American citizens. Americans are poorer, less safe and less free than we were on 9/11.

When we allow an intelligence agency to spy on American citizens without a court order, and without any oversight abuses are sure to follow.

The CIA and the NSA haven`t been able to find Osama bin Laden, but they have a talent for intercepting phone calls of Americans engaging in phone sex.

Bush could save millions by terminating the ineffectual and fascist Terrorist Surveillance Program. If the NSA spooks are so into phone sex they can call 900 phone sex lines. In this age of Internet sex, are there any phone sex companies still operating?

Reagan`s "Morning in America" has been replaced by a Bush nightmare: Quagmire in Iraq, retirement and pension plans losing value by the day, and our privacy and civil liberties being trampled.

The nightmare will continue under a McCain administration, only Barack Obama will discontinue the Terrorist Surveillance Program, bring our troops home and restore our economic stability.