I'd be glad to answer some questions.I will be blogging lightly over the next several days. I haven't even started my Christmas shopping. How else am I supposed to retain the title of Master Procrastinator?
QUESTION: Thank you, sir. Are you going to order a leaks investigation into the disclosure of the NSA surveillance program? And why did you skip the basic safeguard of asking courts for permission for these intercepts?
BUSH: Let me start with the first question.
There's a process that goes on inside the Justice Department about leaks, and I presume that process is moving forward.
My personal opinion is it was a shameful act, for someone to disclose this very important program in time of war.
The fact that we're discussing this program is helping the enemy.
You've got to understand, and I hope the American people understand, there is still an enemy that would like to strike the United States of America, and they're very dangerous.
And, you know, the discussion about how we try to find them will enable them to adjust.
Now, I can understand you asking these questions. And if I were you, I'd be asking me these questions too.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005