Wretchard of the Belmont club comments on the issue in the US regarding the NSA surveillance program to monitor terrorists.
Ito naman ang comment ko:
Hmmm... kinda similar to the case in the Philippines where our own Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) have been conducting wiretapping operations on just about everybody -- including administration and opposition candidates, election officials and members of the media during the runup to the 2004 elections.
Can't tell though if ISAFP is still conducting secret wiretaps against government officials or not since Mrs. Arroyo doesn't seem interested to know who ordered ISAFP to do the wiretapping.
Finding out who ordered the wiretapping could complicate her political problems, I guess. ;)
So the US eavesdrops on suspected terrorist phone calls huh? But how would the complexion of the story change for the Bush administration if it was found out that they were also conducting secret surveillance on Democrats and Republicans, US gov't officials, members of the press etc...
Can you say Nixon, Wretch? Impeachment? Resignation?