Carter On Illegal Wiretapping

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The unwritten rule of comity states that ex-Presidents don’t criticize sitting presidents.  Thankfully, Carter isn’t sitting still for that:

Former President Jimmy Carter criticized the Bush administration’s domestic eavesdropping program Monday and said he believes the president has broken the law.

"Under the Bush administration, there’s been a disgraceful and illegal decision — we’re not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we’re spying on the American people," Carter told reporters. "And no one knows how many innocent Americans have had their privacy violated under this secret act."

You tell ’em, Jimmy.