Monday, February 13, 2006

President Carter Allowed Spying on Americans Also

Former Democratic US president Jimmy Carter, at lectern above, at Coretta Scott King's funeral last week, ignominiously abuses the serious, somber occasion to hypocritically rip into US president George Bush, sitting next to First Lady Laura, on his authorization of wiretapping for the purposes of the war on terror. Note the expressions on the Bush's faces. Carter can forget about ever again getting invited to White House parties! Gawd, typical leftist... such horrible manners and hypocrisy!

Excerpts from

Former President Jimmy Carter, who publicly rebuked President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program this week during the funeral of Coretta Scott King and at a campaign event, used similar surveillance against suspected spies.
But in 1977, Mr. Carter and his attorney general, Griffin B. Bell, authorized warrantless electronic surveillance used in the conviction of two men for spying on behalf of Vietnam.
The men, Truong Dinh Hung and Ronald Louis Humphrey, challenged their espionage convictions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which unanimously ruled that the warrantless searches did not violate the men's rights.
In its opinion, the court said the executive branch has the "inherent authority" to wiretap enemies such as terror plotters and is excused from obtaining warrants when surveillance is "conducted 'primarily' for foreign intelligence reasons."
(Emphasis mine)
Well, well, well... it looks as if Carter's calling the kettle black... at a very important, historic funeral which was supposed to be about the life of Coretta Scott King. Highly inappropriate, boorish and unbecoming a former president and supposed statesman. A double-whammy explosion of leftist moonbattery!
Carter not only made a complete ass of himself at the funeral, but also believes it was ok for him to authorize surveillance without a warrant for national security purposes while it isn't ok for Bush to do the same?
Has Carter become demented? Or is it just the same mental disorder that has affected leftists for quite some time now? Is there some brain-weakening virus going around which only affects leftists? What other explanation is there for the bizarre behavior of leftists?