(This surveillance used legally by our US Presidents, during times of war.)
ACLU Panel Urges Impeachment Over NSA Spying
By Monisha Bansal
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
February 21, 2006
CNSNews.com) - While White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan was asserting Monday that the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program was a vital tool in the war against terrorism, a panel assembled by the American Civil Liberties Union was arguing that President Bush should be impeached over the spying program.
"If the political alignment in the country were otherwise, impeachment would be a no-brainer," said Laurence H. Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard University. Read more.
"It violates the basic rules of the road of how you operate," said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU. "No judge, at any level has signed a warrant for this."
"The terrorist surveillance program helps us to connect the dots and save lives and prevent attacks," said McClellan.
"I think most leaders understand that this is not only a necessary tool, but a vital tool in our efforts to disrupt plots and prevent attacks here at home. We will continue to listen to ideas from members of Congress and we will continue to work with them on legislation that would protect this vital program and address some of the issues that have been raised."
~Stop the ACLU: ACLU Calls For Impeachment