"I know my impression of the President isn't all that good, but I've been practicing, really I have!"
You've got to hand it to the man. Robert Mueller is certainly on a roll.
First we had the "sorry we spied on your ass" routine.
And now, this:
At the heart of President Bush's plea to give telecommunications companies legal immunity is the contention that these companies were merely being patriotic corporate citizens when they facilitated the warrantless wiretapping of Americans.What really bothers me though, especially after the above statement which, in no subtle terms, dictates that WE MIGHT ALL FUCKING DIE -- we haven't yet, as far as I can tell, unless I'm hallucinating, but I don't remember taking any illegal substances today -- is the following grotesque display of blasphemy against St. Bauer:
FBI Director Robert Mueller undercut that argument Wednesday, telling Congress that the 'good faith' argument should have nothing to do with whether or not they are let off the hook in dozens of pending court cases.
"I would focus more on the downsides, substantial downsides, of not providing retroactive immunity as being the principal rational of the legislation, providing immunity," Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Do you waterboard Timothy McVeigh?" [Senator Sheldon] Whitehouse asked.I'm sure others would prefer not to answer hypotheticals, as well.
Mueller demurred, saying he would "prefer not to answer hypotheticals," although he acknowledged under further questioning that such a ticking time-bomb scenario could happen today.
"I would not know how I would respond," Mueller said.