carly, these kinds of things...the monitoring, the watching, the questioning...are in large part what more perceptive leaders cautioned the Bush administration about right after 9-11. They could see our hard-won freedoms being cast aside in favor of increased security...and at that time, many, many people were willing to give up some of those freedoms. Heck, seeing those buildings collapse made us all feel very vulnearble. At that time, too, we felt that we could trust the government, at least as far as the terrorist issue went, and that Bush was going to be a strong leader against the terrorists that had attacked us.
Well, newsflash...things have changed, haven't they? A monster has been created, and not only is it threatening the freedoms of our own nation, but others around the world as well.
Bush wants to be a dictator, as evidenced by the following quotes, which the media want us to believe are jokes:
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,"-George W. Bush
It seems to be quite a theme for him.
"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier." Describing what it's like to be governor of Texas.- George W. Bush (Governing Magazine 7/9
"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it, " [Bush] said.
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnf ... 30_347.htm
I do not find this the least bit funny, regardless of what the media report. When you couple these quotes with the events we're discussing here, I get a cold chill in my heart and mind.