Warrentless Wiretapping, The Irony Edition   Leave a comment

From Yahoo News:

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., produced a translated version of a document from China’s Public Security Bureau that requires hotels to use the monitoring equipment.

“These hotels are justifiably outraged by this order, which puts them in the awkward position of having to craft pop-up messages explaining to their customers that their Web history, communications, searches and key strokes are being spied on by the Chinese government,” Brownback said at a news conference.

Gee, Senator, you sure aren’t outraged at the fact that our government does it. Hell, you voted for it. TWICE. (And against the telecom immunity provision).

I guess you were more worried about your incoming cashflow from AT&T than the American public. Especially since they were so kind as to toss you an extra $15,000 over their 2006 donation. Of course, that had nothing to do with your vote on FISA.

Of course.

Incredibly hilarious that you’re calling out China for what you’ve authorized NSA to do here at home, though.  More on Sammy boy here and here.

(ed note: While Mr. Brownback is a Republican, please note from the voting records linked on the other wiretapping posts on this blog that this is a bipartisan affair).

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Posted July 31, 2008 by padraic2112 in news, politics, security

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