Bush shuts down Intelligence Oversight Board

Gosh, what a surprise, huh? NOT! bush has done it again and still he is in office! How much longer, how many more abuses of power before we get rid of this bastard? He is NOT good for the United States of America. We need to CALL Congress TODAY and tell them to do their JOBS ASAP!

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From the Boston Globe we get this article:

President weakens espionage oversight
Board created by Ford loses most of its power

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / March 14, 2008

WASHINGTON – Almost 32 years to the day after President Ford created an independent Intelligence Oversight Board made up of private citizens with top-level clearances to ferret out illegal spying activities, President Bush issued an executive order that stripped the board of much of its authority.
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The White House did not say why it was necessary to change the rules governing the board when it issued Bush’s order late last month. But critics say Bush’s order is consistent with a pattern of steps by the administration that have systematically scaled back Watergate-era intelligence reforms.

“It’s quite clear that the Bush administration officials who were around in the 1970s are settling old scores now,” said Tim Sparapani, senior legislative counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union. “Here they are even preventing oversight within the executive branch. They have closed the books on the post-Watergate era.”

It is past time for this man to GO! I don’t care what scores he has to settle, if what he is doing isn’t in the interests of this country, then they are personal and he has NO business doing them. I’m sick to death of yelling into the night. Wake up people, Call Congress TODAY!

CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD at 1-800-839-5276

Ford created the board following a 1975-76 investigation by Congress into domestic spying, assassination operations, and other abuses by intelligence agencies. The probe prompted fierce battles between Congress and the Ford administration, whose top officials included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and the current president’s father, George H. W. Bush.

To blunt proposals for new laws imposing greater congressional oversight of intelligence matters, Ford enacted his own reforms with an executive order that went into effect on March 1, 1976. Among them, he created the Intelligence Oversight Board to serve as a watchdog over spying agencies.

“I believe [the changes] will eliminate abuses and questionable activities on the part of the foreign intelligence agencies while at the same time permitting them to get on with their vital work of gathering and assessing information,” Ford told Congress.

CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD at 1-800-839-5276 Call today! Let’s not let this man stay in office one more day! I do not bow to a dictator! And if he wasn’t doing things that were ILLEGAL, he wouldn’t need to have done this!

Here is a website for you to check out: Impeach Bush

Here is another one: Impeach Bush

Or, if you would rather, here is yet another site: Impeach Bush Coalition

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~ by justmytruth on March 18, 2008.

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