Obama's Bat Cave: $1.9 Billion Data Center Set to Open In October
There is no question that the big winners from last week were George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, two men vilified for years by the left, the media, and Barack Obama as eager to use the War on Terror as an excuse to violate the Constitutional rights of everyday Americans. Obama ran for president as the anti-Bush in many respects, but especially on the issue of surveillance and snooping.
Well, we now know -- no thanks to the American mainstream media -- that Obama's hypocrisy on this issue is as vast and wide as the dragnet he is using to snoop into our computers and phone calls (and those of the media during those rare times they don't play White House stenographer). Moreover, Obama not only embraced his predecessors anti-terror surveillance policies; he has gone a step further in declaring the War on Terror pretty much over, even as he expands on those policies.
For instance… this:
The Daily Mail:
The personal data and private online conversations that the National Security Administration is accused of mining could be stashed in a one million square-foot, $1.9 billion facility in the Utah Valley.
Concerns over what the government will store at the Utah Data Center have been reinvigorated by the revelation that U.S. intelligence agencies have been extracting audio, video, photos, e-mails, documents and other information to track people's movements and contacts. …
Plans released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is handling the construction, show the center will have four 'data halls' to store information and two substations to power the facility.
Sure sounds like the Bat Cave to me; and it sure sounds like, at the very least, President Obama owes George W. Bush a very public apology.
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