Saturday, July 11, 2009

Will we get T-Shirts?


Via Marcy Wheeler, Radar apparently posted a story about what exactly got James Comey so cranked up about the wireless surveillance program that he was willing to defy both the Vice President and the President by rushing to John Ashcrofts hospital room and had the FBI Director order his detail not to allow him to be removed. And it's oh so special:

According to a senior government official who served with high-level security clearances in five administrations, "There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived 'enemies of the state' almost instantaneously." He and other sources tell Radar that the database is sometimes referred to by the code name Main Core. One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.

The Bush Administration never disappoints. Even after they are gone.