Saturday, February 11, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Selective Memory

Poor old Jimmy. After the nasty little spectacle he made at Mrs King's funeral, the Washinton Times turned up evidence that he practiced domestic surveillance himself.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who publicly rebuked President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program this week during the funeral of Coretta Scott King and at a campaign event, used similar surveillance against suspected spies. 1977, Mr. Carter and his attorney general, Griffin B. Bell, authorized warrantless electronic surveillance used in the conviction of two men for spying on behalf of Vietnam. The men, Truong Dinh Hung and Ronald Louis Humphrey, challenged their espionage convictions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which unanimously ruled that the warrantless searches did not violate the men's rights.

Mr Carter, who has suffered with chronic malaise since the 70's should not... I repeat, should not be confronted by the mainstream media with this inconsistency.

1 comment:

All_I_Can_Stands said...

I cannot think of a time in the last 15-20 years that Carter has opened his mouth and NOT embarrassed himself. Like all liberals it is Bash Bush first, think later.