Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Spies Who Shag Us

Muckraking journalist Greg Palast doesn’t think we are paranoid enough when it comes to what the spooky Bush administration and its friendly fat cat private partners are really up to with this domestic spying brouhaha. Here’s a sample of Palast’s alarming piece, “The Spies Who Shag Us”:

“I know you're shocked -- SHOCKED! -- that George Bush is listening in on all your phone calls. Without a warrant. That’s nothing. And it’s not news. This is: the snooping into your phone bill is just the snout of the pig of a strange, lucrative link-up between the Administration's Homeland Security spy network and private companies operating beyond the reach of the laws meant to protect us from our government. You can call it the privatization of the FBI -- though it is better described as the creation of a private KGB.

“The leader in the field of what is called ‘data mining,’ is a company called, ‘ChoicePoint, Inc,’ which has sucked up over a billion dollars in national security contracts.”

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