Thursday, April 6

Bush Defends Spying

President Bush was in N.C. today defending his illegal spying program when one of audience members asked......

(AP)A man who identified himself as Harry Taylor rose at a forum here to tell Bush that he's never felt more ashamed of the leadership of his country. He said Bush has asserted his right to tap phone calls without a warrant, to arrest people and hold them without charges and to revoke a woman's right to an abortion, among other things.

He was booed by the audience, but Bush interrupted and urged the audience to let Taylor finish.

"I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration," Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. "And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself."

Bush defended the National Security Administration's survelliance program, saying he authorized the program to protect the country.

"You said would I apologize for that?" Bush told him. "The answer is absolutely not."
This isn't anything new. Josh over at TPM asked if anyone could find where Bush denounces the leak of the NIE. A TPM t-shirt was involved for the one who can find it. I have searched everywhere. All I find is Bush denouncing everyone and everything else except himself or his staff for continuing to fail. So to expect him to feel ashamed is completely out of the question. Remember, he is doing God's work!