Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Before the 2004 election, Bush spoke about wiretaps.

    Remarks by the President in a Conversation on the USA Patriot Act

Kleinshans Music Hall,
Buffalo, New York
April 20, 2005

"Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."

The complete text of W's remarks, along with links to the audio and the video of his speech can be found here. If you find that this link leads nowhere, it is because the White House has taken down the link.

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