Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Am Shocked, Shocked, to Learn That the FBI Lied to Justify Its Domestic Spying

The FBI gave inaccurate information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify surveilling an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh, the Justice Department's inspector general said Monday in a report on the bureau's scrutiny of domestic activist groups.
The FBI also put nonviolent activists on the terrorism watch list in order to justify the FBI's spying on people.

I don't know why the IG just didn't come out and state the obvious: The FBI lied.
Of course, Roger Clemens will probably go to prison for lying to Congress. The FBI-- not so much.

The FBI is going back to the bad old days when it investigated people whose only beef was disagreeing with the government. It is baffling as to why the Obama Administration is so interested in giving the FBI even more latitude, when the FBI clearly cannot be trusted to color within the lines as it is.

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