Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Pentagon has Agents spying on Peace Groups

You probably already know this, but it has been revealed that the Pentagon is monitoring the various peace groups in the United States.
The military's domestic surveillance was disclosed this week in a report on NBC Nightly News, which obtained a 400-page Department of Defense document outlining the surveillance of peace groups. Acting on a complaint from the Truth Project, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson posted a letter Wednesday to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, demanding an accounting.

"I am very concerned that the military's apparent expansion of domestic intelligence gathering could lead to unprecedented invasions of privacy of lawful citizens simply for exercising their right of free speech," the Democratic senator wrote, citing the NBC report as well as "other major media services" as the source for his concern.
We live in interesting times. I look forward to conservative pundits defending this position by painting people opposed to the war as natural criminals.

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