CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday he thinks U.S. courts will uphold his belief that a National Security Agency eavesdropping program does not violate the civil rights of Americans.
At a news conference, Bush said he strongly disagreed with a ruling on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit that wiretaps under the so-called "Terrorist Surveillance Program" violated freedom of speech, protections against unreasonable searches and a constitutional check on the power of the presidency.
The Justice Department had immediately appealed the decision.
"I believe our appeals will be upheld," Bush said.
He said those who applaud the decision "simply do not understand the nature of the world in which we live" and pointed out the arrests made last week in a British terror plot.
So now it's un-American to oppose the US Government breaking US laws. And US people who want the US Government to obey US laws are somehow clueless. And that an alleged airplane plot in the UK somehow makes it OK for the US Government to violate US laws.
What about the Mafia? The Mafia have always been breaking US laws ... it's sort of their way of doing business. So if the Mafia is breaking US laws that means the US Government can break any law it wants to arrest the Mafia? So if anyone breaks US law the US Government is allowed to break US law to arrest them? And it's un-American to say otherwise?