Goodman, a staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project, said the military is allowed to demand financial and credit records in certain instances but does not have the authority to get e-mail and phone records or lists of Web sites that people have visited. That is the kind of information that the FBI can get by using a national security letter, she said.
“That’s why we’re particularly concerned. The DoD may be accessing the kinds of records they are not allowed to get,” she said.
How can you have free speech and a free country when people are afraid to speak out lest the government feels entitled to spy on them.
But, IT GETS WORSE YET!
The military provided misleading information to Congress and silenced letter recipients from speaking out about the records requests.
So it is OK for GW & Cheney to lie to Congress and get away with it, so it must be OK for the DOD to lie to Congress and get away with it.
Lesson learned? IT IS OK TO LIE!
Maybe that’s why Senator Clinton marginalized her lies about her trip to Bosnia.
“Any government agency’s ability to demand these kinds of personal, financial or Internet records in the United States is an intrusive surveillance power,” she said.
WE ARE NO LONGER A FREE COUNTRY WITH A FREE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY! THE TERRORISTS WON! REST IN PEACE USA!