Thursday, May 20, 2004

"Nazis? There were no Nazis here."

SecDef Rumsfeld replied to reporters' questions this morning that he did not know Mr. Chalabi's home had been raided. When pressed on the subject, Rumsfeld claimed that he did not know Adnan Chalabi, that he never knew any Chalabis.

Later in the day, General Council Gonzales held a press conference and explained that although Chalabi was on the US payroll, the Fourth Amendment did not apply....

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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.