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This reminds me of George W. Bush's campaign to privatize Social Security. He kept beating a dead horse, long after it was drawing flies. So why won't he just give it up already? Probably because the House and Senate have caved eventually, almost every time. Here's hoping that for once, they don't. This telecom immunity provision Bush is pushing so hard for would effectively end any investigations into the matter, if granted. That is why he's pushing so hard.
President Bush on Monday lobbied again for an intelligence law allowing government eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails, as the tone of the dispute between the White House and Congress over terrorist surveillance grew increasingly sharp. [snip]
"Our government told them that their participation was necessary," Bush said. "And it was, and it still is, and that what we had asked them to do was legal. And now they're getting sued for billions of dollars. And it's not fair."
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