Heat on Bush Increases as Patriot Act is Rejected

December 17 18:08 2005 Print This Article

WASHINGTON, December 17 – President Bush is more and more getting himself in trouble. On Friday the Senate rejected the renewal of the Patriot Act which was established after 9/11 to prevent renewed terrorist attacks.

The rejection coincided with the New York Times report about Bush’s order to illegally spy on thousands of alleged terrorists. Today Bush addressed this issue by confirming the existence of this order and defending it. In Bush’s mind he had to do everything to protect the citizens of the United States but many begin to wonder if he didn’t overreact.

Many senators actually stated that they think Bush is more acting like a king, with total autonomy rather than as a president who has some sort of responsibility. This is one of the biggest factors for rejecting the renewal of the Patriot Act. Bush earlier urged the Senate to approve the renewal because according to him it is vital for the safety of the U.S., apparently many people think otherwise and the mere thought that Bush is acting outside of his authority to gather intelligence is frightening to say the least.

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