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  •  Something to consider is the administration claims (none)
    that they were only "tracking" many communications, not acquiring the "contents" of them. This is a technically reasonable claim if not something I can find believable from this administration.

    -6.88/-5.64 * 2005 AD, final score, Internet 1, Corporate America 0 * Merry New Year!

    by John West on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 03:49:52 AM PST

    •  Technically correct. (none)
      As per my post above, they simply don't have the resources to listen in on or tape all telecommunications.  However, they almost certainly monitored the contents of communications that set off alarms on the equipment they used to "track" communications, and it seems they listened in on the communications of identified U.S. targets wholly unrelated to the GWOT.  E.g., the transcripts supplied to Bolton of his DoS colleagues' communications.

      "When the intellectual history of this era is finally written, it will scarcely be believable." -- Noam Chomsky

      by scorponic on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:39:14 AM PST

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      •  Didn't they claim those were some sort of (none)
        "practice" examples that are allowed under the law?

        -6.88/-5.64 * 2005 AD, final score, Internet 1, Corporate America 0 * Merry New Year!

        by John West on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 06:10:23 AM PST

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