Whatever happened to the outrage?Remember the widespread anger about the amount of warrantless wiretapping that went on during the years of the Bush administration? Remember the constant drumbeat of dire warnings about this egregious violation of the Constitution, and the media's reminders of widespread public opposition, and the calls for Bush's impeachment?It's safe to say now, in retrospect, that he was really being accused of governing while Republican
Doug Ross shows graphically that the Obama adminstration has not merely carried on like the "Fascist" Bush/Cheney cabal, but in a similarity to the explosion in the federal debt, have vastly expanded warrantless surveillance.
In fact, more people were subjected to pen register and trap and trace surveillance in the past two years than in the entire previous decade...
| While this type of Internet surveillance tool remains
relatively rare, its use is increasing exponentially