Facing angry criticism and challenges to his authority in Congress, President George W. Bush on Saturday unapologetically defended his administration's right to conduct secret post-Sept. 11 spying in the U.S. as "critical to saving American lives."
One Democrat said Bush was acting more like a king than a democratically elected leader.
Bush's willingness to publicly acknowledge some of the government's most classified activities was a stunning development for a president known to dislike disclosure of even the most mundane inner workings of his &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/92/373/16439_azerbaijan.html' target=_blank>White House.
Since October 2001, the super-secret National Security Agency has monitored, without court-approved warrants, the international phone calls and e-mails of people inside the United States.
News of the program comes at a particularly damaging and delicate time.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
This problem is not limited to the situation with the "whale prison" in Russia's Far East, because many people buy tickets to go to oceanariums and turn a blind eye to the problem