WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. intelligence official on Monday said President George W. Bush's warrantless spying program was necessary because the war on terrorism has rendered laws governing electronic surveillance ineffective.
This is an admission that they operated outside the law.
And they don't have the authority to decide which laws they will obey, and which laws they won't. If Bush doesn't like a law, he can't unilaterally choose to ignore it. He has to ask Congress to change it.
The man has no defense left.