Obama in 2008: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me

Posted by on Jun 06, 2013 at 7:59 am

Like every other promise Obama made to get elected, this one had a very short shelf life. And to think, so many dopes actually believe him.

For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and “wiretaps without warrants,” he said. (He was referring to the lingering legal fallout over reports that the National Security Agency scooped up Americans’ phone and Internet activities without court orders, ostensibly to monitor terrorist plots, in the years after the September 11 attacks.)

So how’s that working out now?

Via Charles Cooke.

Update: Actually, Obama will be able to spin this since he said warrantless.

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3 Responses to “Obama in 2008: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me”

  1. Neo on 6/06/13 at 9:43 am

    I really don’t care to defend Obama, but this latest Verizon records grab was by court order .. which doesn’t make it much less outrageous.