I just got done watching Keith O's special comment, brought to me courtesy of the fine folks at Crooks and Liars. At about the 7:30 or 7:45 mark he goes into a little sub-rant about, well here:
"...he's willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies, and that literally cannot be. Even mr bush cannot overtly take a step that aids the terrorists. ...blah, blah... and one thing we know... he is never to blame."
Seven years of lies and corruption and even Olberman still gives Dubya a pass regarding the proven fact that there are no means considered out of bounds when it comes to achieving his ends: Enriching his cronies, and solidifying his power. All, and I do mean ALL, else is secondary. The whole FISA/PAA pissing match has never been about terrorist surveillance, any more than his Iraq war was about disarming Saddam. Iraq has been ALL about corporations getting rich, with the Iraqis getting nothing. And all the while, innocent people/soldiers die.
The telecoms need immunity why? Because without it they'll lose their lawsuits and lose money. It's that simple. They can still help him spy, while their lawyers haggle in court. Smaller companies, with far lesser resources, do it all the time. They don't need immunity, but the Dubster wants them to have it and what's a little treason among friends, eh?
As usual with Incurious George, everything he says is a smoke screen. The simple truth is that it doesn't make a lick of difference what the law says. He will spy on whoever, however he wants to. Fucker was doing it before 9-11, he's doing it now, and he won't stop.
When I think of this bastard and his non-stop lying, I think about scene in The Terminator where Reese sticks his face close to the camera and yells, "It's what he does, it's all he does, and he absolutely will not stop!" Thinking of him as a moron, gives the evil mother fucker way more credit than he deserves.