Can you say bad timing? US President George W. Bush on Saturday called for Congress to revise a US security law in order to ease restrictions on the government's secret communications surveillance of terror suspects.
Amid furor over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' handling of the government's secret warrantless wiretap program, Bush urged legislators to pass the update of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) proposed in April.
The changes would ease intelligence collection aimed at people plotting attacks on the United States, Bush said in his weekly radio address. Ah, good luck with that one, chief. As usual, a day late and a dollar short.