Who Said It: "This Administration Acts Like Violating Civil Liberties Is The Way To Enhance Our Security"

Tyler Durden's picture

Who said it?

This Administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom.


That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient.


That is not who we are. It's not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. The FISA court works. The separation of powers works.


Our constitution works. We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers and that justice is not arbitrary.


This administration acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our security. It is not.


There are no shortcuts to protecting America.

      - August, 2007

Confused? It is the same guy who said this back in 2006:

“Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  


Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’


Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  


Americans deserve better.


I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Still confused? Here he is:

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kliguy38's picture

But of course......this is exactly what happens when you focus on the pseudo power.......the true power tell the president high high to jump...stop focusing on O and focus on the game. These families have controlled the world for Centuries and every supercycle just consolidates their power even more. The sheep will baaaa all the way to their slaughter.....Bush this...Obama that.....you're watching the the wrong game.... it was once explained to me that you have to think the way evil thinks to understand the motives and end game....

MsCreant's picture

The lies are not trackabe if memory is short. Putting it out there in front of everyone's face, item next to item, reminds us all it is a hoax and that yes, you are right, this is clearly not where the power really is otherwise these guys would be embarassed and ashamed of just how their so-called opinions seem to change with the wind.

This needs to be outed to get folks to the next stage.

francis_sawyer's picture

"this is clearly not where the power really is otherwise these guys would be embarassed"


Wait!... I know... What we could start doing is 'homeschooling' all our kids about WHERE THE POWER REALLY IS [instead of having them work on their jump shots, crossover dribbles & watching misogynist Japanese television programming]...

The problems would simply dissolve before you can even say "millenium kabbals"...



RSloane's picture

It is the responsibility of every parent to physically emass as much 'true' history as possible now for their children and to save it in various mediums - books, DVD's, tapes, written documents whatever - because as we speak, history is being rewritten and the schools will happily peddle the new incredibly biased version. We give our children two most precious gifts: love, and the ability to critically think. Education does not happen in schools, it happens in the home, whether or not one's child attends school outside the home. We worry for our children.

A Lunatic's picture

And start early; you know, before they become smarter than you, which generally happens at about age 13 with girls and 15 with boys. You don't get smart again until they are about 35..........

lineskis's picture

"I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track the terrorists" - PRISM.

"That means no more illegal wiretapping of american citizen" - Made the wiretapping of American citizen legal, so it's no longer illegal.

"No more security letters to spy on citizen" - Security letters have been abolished, spying is on everybody now.

"No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest" - But if they walk on grass, that's a different story...

"No more ignoring the law when it's inconvenient" - Just changed it.

"The constitution works" - Once amended.

See done as said! /Sarc

Ignatius's picture

Bait and switch, bitches.

BoNeSxxx's picture

Yup.  I bet even Fox News won't touch this with a 10 ft. pole.

Great montage Tyler(s).

true brain's picture

It's true that his Lordship the Owl is calling the shot and directing Obummer and the rest of them from behind the scene. We can still call out Obummer. Obummer, you're a fucken coward for not standing up for humanity. You're not worth JFK's fingernail.


"Cowardice is the greatest vice."   Mikhail Bulgakov. Russian Writer who stood up to the commie.

Pegasus Muse's picture

Barry Hussein Soetoro O'Blamer. 


Don’t STASI me Bro! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8538163725_f924cd4b8d_b.jpg   


In-Action Jackson.  Bankster Butt Boy. 

Don’t STASI me Bro!


Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Amerika is lose manufacturing base long before 2007. Now, even manufacture lies and wars must is import Warrior-in-Chief.

Ahmeexnal's picture

When TSHTF he'll have a harder time hiding than his cousin Hussein from iRaq did in that rathole.

Richard Chesler's picture

He regurgitates both opposing views with such conviction. Empty shell mutherfucker.

de3de8's picture

Chameleon of the first order.

franzpick's picture

Somewhere down the political road here this devious, calculating presidential sophistic manipulation, designed to build some utopian "base", is going to see a troublesome end with 10s of millions of angry citizens. 

Keep looking for and be ready to reject the "hook", otherwise known as the 'inarticulate major premise', to wit:  "If you want 100% security...".  STOP! Who and When did "we" ever ask for that?

"If you want 100% security, you can't have 100% privacy" - or whatever he tried to propose.  So let's get this straight: in return for an unobtainable, utopian, never-asked-for level of security, he proposes that we accept giving up exactly what?  100% of our phone, email, home and auto privacy?   Just a small price to pay in order to gain that last bit of the 100% security we don't believe possible and never asked for?

Get real, Barry!

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

It's just Senator Palpatine morphing into Emperor Palpatine before our very eyes. The war in Nabu (Syria) is about to go hot. Everything is going according to plan.

Ident 7777 economy's picture












Yeah, of course.



It's the effing Muzzie!



What did I tell you all in that other post?



(It's all really pretty damn simple.)






RSloane's picture

Fox News is busy dragging out their own brand of clowns that are spreading lies about Snowden and support sending the military to Syria and Jordan. This is in sharp contrast to CNN and MSNBC who are busy dragging out their own brand of clowns that are spreading lies about Snowden and support sending the military to Syria and Jordan.

trailer park boys's picture

Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, for all their faux differences on unimportant matters such as God, Guns and Gays - similar to the Democrat vs. Republican, Blue team vs. Red Team meme, line up quickly in a straight line behind the government when damage control is deemed necessary. Many willingly, maybe a few grudgingly, depending on how much dirt the NSA can dig up to blackmail them into becoming team players.

nope-1004's picture

The immense irony here is that the very thing the .gov is trying to monitor (internet, VOIP, etc...) is the very thing that is bringing them down.  Thank God for the freedom to post things like this, because if Osama were prez 20 years ago, we'd all be in the dark about what a fake this dude really is.


Meat Hammer's picture

I wonder what we're going to be talking about next weekend. TPTB are always two steps ahead as they lay out the bread crumbs for us to follow.  There's something very sinister afoot.

A Lunatic's picture

I am also looking forward to next weeks State sponsored controlled release of "top secret" information......

Ignatius's picture

And file it under "Resistance is Futile"

Spanky's picture

Sorry to break it to you, but many of us were aware of this shit twenty years ago. Remember the Thrifts or Iran-contra? The names have changed (for example, Bartlett and Steele instead of Chris Hedges, or Reagan rather than Obama), but the game is much the same.

Technology is great, insofar as it speeds up communications and research (as well as making it easier to intercept and catalog), but it does not enhance sober analysis and articulate reasoning -- many of the comments I read now are simply SSDD reactionary rehashes. 

What TPTB have been most successful at domestically is divide and conquer -- sowing confusion and conflict is simple, regardless of the technology employed to deliver it. Classifying information insures this confusion and promotes wild speculation. And we lap it up, spin our LèCarre and Flemming fantasies, and collapse into tail-chasing -- instead of focusing on what we can do practically to unite ourselves to counter TPTB's machinations and avert these disasters.

Clashfan's picture

Yes, and let's not forget to mention that some of that "wild speculation" is written by TPTB.

merizobeach's picture

Yes, and don't forget to continue drinking your fluoridated water.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szL2Ofzvpcs

monkeyshine's picture

Yep. Same guy who criticized his opponent's (McCain) plan for an across the board 10% cut as "using a cleaver when what we need is a scalpel to carve out the fat and waste and abuse". 

I chuckled a little after typing that. 

The Limerick King's picture



Obama's a puppet with strings

A sign of what tyranny brings

His noble disguise

Lends credence to lies

He answers to clandestine Kings


francis_sawyer's picture

@Limerick 'King'


Just for the fuck of it... Try re-rhyming that with 'Tsars'... Only thing I can think of is "Khazars" off the top of my dome, but my name isn't 'Master Gee', 'Wondermike', or 'Big Bank Hank'...


But if you "DON'T WORK FOR FREE"




TeamDepends's picture

There once was Kerry from Nantucket

Who started to puke in a bucket

When in south DaNang

the bullets they rang

To his swiftboating friends he said .....

RSloane's picture

...their votes ran down the clock.

When all said and done,

Iran's people won,

State lies in the US restocked."

BellyBrain's picture

How about words that rhyme with "sniper" and "head shot"

Colonel Klink's picture

Yeah but what rhymes with cheesepope?

AlaricBalth's picture

Right on Limerick King.
Obama is a sideshow and a diversion. Cui bono.
Follow the money.

RSloane's picture

I have some of your and Will's work already preserved and stored for my now very young son. I have some copies of articles from ZH as well. Its in a large section of a very large, old family cedar chest that will hold chronicles of events that are happening now and in the past. I have no idea what kind of bullshit my son will be taught by the time he is old enough to attend school in the community. I hope I'm not breaking any laws by saving these precious bits and pieces from ZH, but I can't help worrying that your work, and that of so many others, will be "disappeared" before he is old enough to see and understand them. We are going through very turbulent times when the ethics and values of every single person are being challenged. I want him to learn about and understand these times being as free of state-approved propaganda as possible. As I said, we worry about our  children.   

fonzannoon's picture

I should be saving more stuff too but at the end of the day I am going to just be the loud mouth asshole that offends people. My plan is to hide in plain sight. I figure kids at a certain point find their parents embarrassing no matter what. 

RSloane's picture

Fonz, this is ZH! We are all considered loud mouth assholes by the Apparatchik. I know this because its been mentioned sideways several times on CNBC.

You're right, every kid at some point in his/her life is going to find their parents painfully embarassing. Otherwise you get a kid like that one in Sixteen Candles who had to be locked into the school gym by his parents so he would attend a school dance. I don't know if you remember that scene, but this little geek was pounding on the gym doors screaming "I want to be with you guys watching TV" while his parents stood outside the door shaking their heads no. Separation issues be damned!

trailer park boys's picture

When's The Limerick King coming out in paperback ?

BoNeSxxx's picture

Three words: John Taylor Gatto

KickIce's picture

Thomas Jefferson:

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Spanky's picture

Good quote KickIce.


"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." -- Thomas Jefferson

Let's translate this to 21st century English:

Teach people the elegant simplicity of Constitutional self-governance, and the tyranny and oppressions of bankers, billionaires and politicians will vanish like a fart in the wind.


(HINT: Locke's Second Treatise and the Declaration of Independence are a good place to start.)

KickIce's picture

Yep, The Constitution was set up with the intent of keeping the government out and letting the people settle disputes among themselves.  Now we have many that feel we need more laws and government is the solution.  We are in deep shit.



Midasking's picture

I'm beginning to think some of these politicians don't always tell the truth and don't have my best interests in mind.  http://tinyurl.com/n8hmfya