Presidential Eavesdropping

President Bush says it's legal to spy on American citizens with possible terror ties. Read more.

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"I love how we are supposedly spreading democracy in the Middle East, but yet at home our president has no regard for our basic civil liberties. I don't want a maniac who lied about why went into Iraq to be spying on American citizens." — Jim (Austin, TX)

"What Democrats refuse to acknowledge is the fact that Bush was granted that right when Congress gave him the authority to go to war against terrorists, all in an effort to protect the USA. How soon they forget about 9/11." — D.J.

"Not legal without a warrant. This is a continuation of our civil liberties being chipped away. And wrapping this up as a necessity of the war on terror is like 'urinating' on me and telling me that it is raining." — Tim (West Virginia)

"Presidential eavesdropping is absolutely necessary with/without warrants. It's absolutely ridiculous to hamstring our president while lawyers and politicians try to stop any and all protection he's implemented, in the interest of their own personal agendas! These people should be charged with TREASON!" — Larry (Alpine, TX)

"There is NEVER a good reason to not follow the laws to spy on 'suspected terrorists.' Bush's polices remind me a bit of the days of Hitler. We do not need telephone taps to avoid another 9/11." — Perry (WI)

"Yes. For the President, Bush or any other, to spy on American citizens. Nothing to hide, no problems." — Dave (Forsyth, MO)

"It's a modern-day Watergate. There's just so much secrecy you can excuse in the name of ‘national security,’ and Bush used up his quote a long time ago." — Erin (Hollywood, FL)

"There has never been a suggestion that wiretapping laws forbid interception of foreign calls. If a terrorist in Afghanistan makes a call, it is fair game for a wiretap without a warrant, no matter who is being called or where that person is. No American has an expectation of privacy for international calls, because foreign governments who are not bound by our legal system can tap the other end of the call. Only purely domestic calls are privileged – those where both parties are within the U.S." — Mike (Paxton, IL)

"I disagree that the president has unilateral authority to spy on American citizens without express Congressional approval. This violates not just the rights of citizens, but also thwarts the balance of power that is at the heart of our constitution. If the spying is necessary to national security, then it requires Congressional review to determine whether or not the motives and methods pass constitutional muster." — Kelly

"Yes, I do believe that, particularly in time of war, the president has the power to order wiretaps or any other type of eavesdropping on ANY international communications in which one of the communicating parties is a foreign national AND either of the parties has been identified as supporting or belonging to any terrorist organization or operation. The foreign national has no claim to First Amendment rights and, in effect, is the party being eavesdropped upon. Anyone communicating with the enemy in time of war does so at their own risk. The president is Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces and the country's chief executive and such powers are needed in both these roles, are inferred in the Constitution and recognized and supported by past practice and law. The president's ability to do so is particularly important in this age of high tech electronic communications and the existence of a people who will employ any means to kill and maim innocent citizens as evidenced by their many attacks on innocent peoples throughout the world." — Phil (Rensselaer, NY)

"I have nothing to that to hide could be dangerous to our society, so should be the case for any law abiding American citizen. If Bush believes Americans are in danger as was America on 9/11/01, then he is justified in using his executive powers to protect America. I feel safer with Bush as our leader than if Mr. Kerry was in charge of running this country. If Kerry was in the oval office, there would more 9/11s or worse. Bush is justified in eavesdropping on individuals that may be a potential threat to America." — T. (Anderson, SC)

"I am 100% behind getting the terrorists before they get us but if the Bush administration can listen to them without warrant, what's to stop him from doing it to any of us? We are guaranteed a right to privacy by the constitution and no president has the right to violate that. Could warrant less eavesdropping on terrorists lead to the same for the rest of us? Bush is running out of time and excuses!" — Paul (CT)

"Absolutely Yes! This is NOT illegal! Other presidents have done the exact same thing, including President Clinton, who did more than telephone eavesdropping on people in America with suspected or known ties to terrorists. The big difference is…no one plopped it onto the front page of a major newspaper for the entire world to see until President Bush did it. This was DELIBERATE POLITICAL SABOTAGE by a liberal, left-leaning newspaper!" — Lynn (Houston, TX)

"The president can eavesdrop on anyone he wants to. MOST of us in this country don't care about that stuff." — Stephen

"I believe that the president has acted in the best interest of U.S. citizens and that those who decided to leak this information should be tried for treason." — Bill