Friday, January 13, 2006

Bush Began Collecting Information US Citizens from Wiretaps Before 9/11

The NSA began wiretapping shortly after Bush was sworn in, and under direct orders from Bush and the defense department, began keeping a list of American Citizens whose speech made them suspect. Here is the story based on this declasified document, via Majikthise.

Clarification: the declassified document only shows that the data mining operation was ready to go when Bush was sworn in. Other sources in the article say that he began using it to collect an enemies list of US citizens before 9/11.

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