Supposedly, people under scrutiny possibly may have links to terrorists, but I think that anybody who's donated to an antiwar, anti-Bush organization or has signed an impeach Bush petition or gathered for a peace rally may be on the list.
That Bush would violate our constitutional rights is pretty ho hum stuff to me. And for anyone who hasn't lived beneath the earth's surface for the last five years. In fact, just days ago, a couple of the president's staffers told that Bush had called the Constitution "just a goddamned piece of paper."
I'm wondering if all those mainstream news outlets that didn't print the spy story when they learned about it over a year ago had the same reaction I did--what's the big deal? The supposedly liberal New York Times didn't publish the "news" (they say) because the White House insisted this could jeopardize investigations. I think they found it as news unworthy as I do. We all know the reputation of Bush Inc. and the assaults have become so predictable.
Remember, the war in Iraq is unconstitutional. That's one of the Bush Administration's biggest abuses of power today--the one responsible for more than 2,150 dead American troops and an estimated 100,000 Iraqi deaths. Yeah, yeah, I know Bush said "30,000 more or less" Iraqis, but even those who still support him would have to admit that this is inaccurate.
Don't forget the abuse of detainees, indefinite detentions without due process, and Abu Ghraib. Everything George Bush does shows his disregard for our principles and that paper held so dear for more than 200 years.