Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Spying on the U.N.

I just finished reading Matthew Aid's history of the NSA, The Secret Sentry. The George W. Bush administration and its top officials do not come off especially well in the book.

The book discusses how Dubya reacted the leader of the United Nations didn't get behind America's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003:

"NSA and Britain's GCHQ began intercepting all of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's telephone calls and emails, and a special eavesdropping device was surreptitiously planted inside Annan's office suite on the thirty-eighth floor of the U.N. headquarters building in New York City; it recorded all of the conversations held in his office. The U.S. and British governments were both concerned that Annan was personally opposed to the United Nations' approving a resolution calling for war with Iraq."

Thanks heavens we got rid of that Republican asshole Bush.

Oh, wait.

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