- Bush continues to lie: "Because Congress failed to act, it will be harder for our government to keep you safe from terrorist attack."
- White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the expiration of the Protect America Act "will harm our ability to conduct surveillance to detect new threats to our security, including the locations, intentions and capabilities of terrorists and other foreign intelligence targets abroad."
- "The consequence is that our intelligence community will lose its ability to affectively and quickly listen to terrorist communications
-- Roy Blunt(R-MO), House Minority Whip
Analysts say FISA will sufficeBy Sean Lengell
February 16, 2008
Many intelligence scholars and analysts outside the government say that today's expiration of certain temporary domestic wiretapping laws will have little effect on national security, despite warnings to the contrary by the White House and Capitol Hill Republican leaders.