It’s the Big Brother who should bother us

CounterPunch
by Dave Lindorff

03/12/08

Gov. Spitzer’s bust should give pause to those in Congress who are ready to hand President Bush a free pass to continue his six-year campaign of warrantless spying on Americans. We now know from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article that the spying Bush has been doing through the National Security Agency since early 2001 has included vast computer sweeps of not just internet and phone activity,but also bank and credit card transactions. These are sweeps of ordinary everyday people, with computers looking for odd transactions, or for code words, or for transactions involving specific targeted organizations or addresses. What nailed Spitzer, we now learn, was a series of bank transactions he had with the bank account of the Emperor’s Club VIP call girl operation...

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