March 20, 2008

When will it end? More political spying and lying in the Bush administration

Back in January, Bush State Department employees breached and accessed Barack Obama's personal passport files. Two employees were fired and one suspended.

Flash forward almost 4 months. Someone finally, only hours ago, casually informed not Obama himself, not his campaign, but his senate office, that this potentially criminal breach had occured.

Now take a jaunt back in time and recall that Bush's daddy's state department riffled through Bill Clinton's passport file as well. A special prosecutor was appointed at the time to investigate the serious matter.

How many times does it have to be revealed how this administration uses the government... OUR government as if it belonged to them and the Republican party?

From Tom Delay ordering Homeland Security aircraft to follow and track the planes of Texas Democratic legislators who were fleeing the state to thwart DeLay's effort to jerrymander the state to rig it in favor of Republican candidates, to Karl Rove dictating that any U.S. attorney who investigated Republican corruption or who wasn't willing to pursue phoney investigations against Dems prior to elections lost their jobs, this gang shows a criminal willingness to believe that they OWN the government and forgetting that they work for ALL Americans, not just the Republican party and their big money donors with billion dollar government contracts.

It's inconceivable that this matter didn't flow up the chain of command at the State Department all the way to the stunningly incompetent Condi Rice, and probably beyond.

Why has this egregious breach of security, compromising the privacy of a person who's under Secret Service protection and a potential presidential candidate, been sat on and kept quiet for all these months?


At 3/21/2008 11:05 AM, Blogger UMRBlog said...

The other possibility is the anti-snoop provisions didn't work because they require human audit instead of biometrics. In other words, the State Department's internal security system does not meet Homeland Security Requirements.

Why they might not even have enough duct tape stockpiled!


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