By Ray McGovern
05/17/06 “Tom Paine” – – Is Congress aiding and abetting the creation of a police state? Recently, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., helped to give the CIA and NSA unprecedented police powers. By inserting a provision in the FY07 Intelligence Authorization Act, Hoekstra has undermined the existing statutory limits on involvement in domestic law enforcement. This comes after revelations in January of direct NSA involvement with the Baltimore police in order to “protect” the NSA Headquarters from Quaker protesters.
McGovern, you’ll remember, is the former CIA agent who took Rummy to task last month here in Atlanta for lying about WMD’s in Iraq. Not a pretty picture he’s painting here…