George Bush is Richard Nixon, to the ACLU

Now that the Christmas, er… I mean the Holiday Season is over, the ACLU refocused on the Bush Administration in its latest ad, sentencing George Bush to the same fate as Richard Nixon for listening in as foreign terrorists called their contacts in America.

Come to think of it,… I don’t suppose that Democrats will be too hot on this ad either, since it equates “wiretapping terrorists” to “wiretapping democrats”.

In a full-page advertisement in today’s New York Times, the ACLU intensified its call for a special counsel to be appointed to determine whether President George W. Bush violated federal wiretapping laws by “authorizing illegal surveillance”. Of course, by the look of their ad, they already have their minds made up.

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The text of today’s advertisement compares the words of President Nixon and President Bush, both of whom denied allegations of illegal spying. Next to the image of Nixon, the advertisement says: “He lied to the American people and broke the law.” Below that is an image of President Bush, with the words, “So did he.”

This is nothing new. In May 2003, The ACLU strongly urged Congress to reject a Bush Administration proposal to allow the Central Intelligence Agency and the military broad authority to spy on Americans.

The ACLU said that Congress failed to protect the Constitution when they reauthorized the Patriot Act in July of this year.

The ACLU also opposed random bag searches in the New York City subways after the “Tube Bombings” in London.

And from Stop the ACLU blog, the ACLU said it was taking the CIA to court to stop the transportation of terror suspects to countries outside US legal authority.

In fact, it is not clear if there is any terror law that the ACLU does approve of?

Michelle Malkin today has a list of the horrible and conflicting moves the ACLU has made in regards to profiling terrorists and the safety of Americans.

California Conservative has another version of this ad that didn’t quite make it to print.

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