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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    Is Bok siding WITH the EU? Of course not. He’s siding AGAINST Obama and, by extension, US government policy since 9/11. Chipping away.

  2. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I thought W was bad with his legalese justifying the use of torture to extract information from prisoners and his use of Kangaroo courts.

    Now I see O is just as bad with his Kangaroo FISA courts and his justification for snooping into people’s private works.

    Both of these atrocities need to be taken to the Supreme court but the current court members are too conservative to recognize when our freedoms have been eroded.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Read “Top Secret America”, by Dana Priest, and get a look at what’s been going on for a long time, especially regarding “privatization” of security information mining… Then consider the “Patriot Act” pushed in a panic after 9/11 with a lot less regard for the reading of it than the PPACA.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    This is one area where you can honesty say both parties are just as bad as the other. Congressmen of both parties passed the so called Patriot Act with not event a handful voting against. Both parties voted to increase the NSA’s powers. Neither party is doing anything substantial to remedy the situation. Once a power is granted, it’s next to impossible to revoke it.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    On CNN (I saw on TV, not the website, so no link), they were saying that Snowden has caused irreparable damage to US relations with Europe, and they will no longer share data that the US desperately needs to keep us safe.


    On France24 TV, they were saying that Merkel and Hollande knew all about Prism, but, when the story appeared in Le Monde and Der Spiegel, both had to feign outrage to mollify their voters.


    Believe whichever one you like.

  6. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Yawn. We spied on other goverments, whats next water is wet? In case no one noticed it is the freaking NSA and CIA’s JOB to spy on other goverments, even our allies. they just aren’t supposed to do it to US, without a lot better grown up oversight.

  7. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @StL Cardinal Fan

    I’ve got a shiny penny said it started long before that like at least Truman, if not FDR
    which I guess does put republican fingerprints on it as well since FDR’s head spy was a republican.
    true story the OSS had developed a silenced .22 semiauto pistol, and Dononvan brought it up to show FDR, he liked that sort of thing, but FDR was on the phone so Donovan set up a couple of sandbags and attached a target and proceed to empty the magazine while FDR was on the call. FDR later remarked that Donovan was the only republican who he would let have something like that in the same room with him.

  8. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    of course they knew about it, all the heads of state know they are spied upon even by nominal allies. you just don’t talk about fightclub

  9. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    In foreign affairs, I will admit, Obama is very consistent. He finds new and improved ways to make enemies of our former friends while cozying up to terrorists and thugs. Before his term is out he will be caught spying on Queen Elizabeth, the Japanese prime minister and their parliament, and every Carribean island government which has offshore banking and medical services for Americans. They don’t have medical services yet. But once Obamacare kicks in with full force, there will be quite a few in the medical profession who specialize in providing care to the rich looking into setting up offshore offices and hospitals. I believe Barbados has already put out the welcome mat and has hospital construction crews standing by.

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