Sorry I haven’t been around. Have had my sweetheart in town these past few days. She comes before everything in my life. She’s awesome. So, I am sorry.
But while she has been here, I have been following stories that I see the majority of my So-Called Conservative friends haven’t had a word to say about. And it goes back to what I was talking about a few weeks ago. The Bush Administration is doing some goofy things with their last few months in office.
Our first story is….New rules give FBI agents more power
Under the changes, agents could conduct surveillance, solicit informants and interview friends of people they are investigating earlier without a bureau supervisor’s approval. Currently, these methods can be used only after agents opened an investigation and developed a reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed or a national security threat was developing, the Post said.
What’s the 4th Amendment say again? Something about, The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.
I’m sure my So-Called Conservative friends who pay lip service to the Constitution, will be beating their chests with moronic slogans like ” They are fighting the War on Terror”, and “You are against this? You Commie”. Yep, Constitution, means your a Commie because you want them to follow the law of the land.
Our second story, is a bit scary in a sense. Or what Republican President Eisenhower said in his Farewell Address to the Nation, “Beware of the Military Industrial Complex”.
From tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to missiles, remotely piloted aircraft and even warships, the Department of Defense has agreed so far this fiscal year to sell or transfer more than $32 billion in weapons and other military equipment to foreign governments, compared with $12 billion in 2005.
The trend, which started in 2006, is most pronounced in the Middle East, but it reaches into northern Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and even Canada, through dozens of deals that senior Bush administration officials say they are confident will both tighten military alliances and combat terrorism.
Some weapons here, some weapons there, weapons everywhere. Yeah, I’m excited. But it’s for the War on Terror right folks? But the best quote from this article comes from Bruce S. Lemkin who is the under secretary of the Air Force.
“This is not about being gunrunners,” then what’s about Bruce? “This is about building a more secure world” Bruce I hate to sound cynical but, would we be out of line to ask the question, Are you going to be making money off of this deal? And if so, How much?
Because if this isn’t about “gun running”, then I’m the next Holy Father.