Despite his claims that "Wiretaps require a Warrant", and "We're only listening if you're talking to Al Qeada" - the Bush Administration was listening to every communication made by every American - and all Journalists information was SAVED. Exactly why former NSA analyst Rusel Tice wasn't sure - but the scale of the violation of FISA (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) is staggering.
Tice's report here is in addition to what the L.A. times reported last October, that Bush spied on our own troops and the Red Cross. Intimate conesations between our soldiers in the field and their loved ones and family were passed around tha NSA Offices for FUN!
U.S. intelligence analysts eavesdropped on personal calls between Americans overseas and their families back home and monitored the communications of workers with the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations, according to two military linguists involved in U.S. surveillance programs.
The accounts are the most detailed to date to challenge the assertions of President Bush, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and other administration officials that the government’s controversial overseas wiretapping activities have been carefully monitored to prevent abuse and invasion of U.S. citizens’ privacy.
Describing the allegations as “extremely disturbing,” Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said the panel had launched an inquiry and requested records from the Bush administration.
The linguists said that recordings of intimate conversations between citizens and their loved ones were sometimes passed around, out of prurient interest, among analysts at an electronic surveillance facility at Ft. Gordon, Ga.