HITS ON GOOGLE NEWS FOR "international spying" - ONE.
HITS ON GOOGLE NEWS FOR "domestic spying" - 3,160.
HITS FOR GOOGLE WEB SEARCH ON "INTERNATIONAL SPYING"- 807. HITS FOR GOOGLE WEB SEARCH FOR "DOMESTIC SPYING"-1,570,000.
Since the TRUTH is that Bush only authorized intercepts of INTERNATIONAL CALLS - and only from al Qaeda and their affiliates, in and out of the country - when the MSM and the Left portrays this as "domestic spying" they are distorting to such a degree that, for all intents and purposes, THEY ARE LYING.
And they are deliberately lying about this aspect of the story because they know that Americans WON'T GIVE A HOOT if only foreigner's and terrorist's rights are infringed. They know they need to make it SEEM like Bush authorized the NSA to snoop on EVERYONE'S calls domestically.
This is a classic Leftist tactic: Leftists regularly use CONFLATION, and conflation is a logical fallacy. EXAMPLE: "Some of A is B; some of C is B; therefore C is A." THIS IS FALSE. And so is the charge that Bush ordered DOMESTIC surveillance.
As Churchill said, a lie travels round the world five times before the truth gets its pants on. A contemporary of Churchill's - Goebbels - invented the BIG lie. Today's post-modern Left and the MSM they dominate have perfected it.
ADDENDUM: ACCORDING TO FISA - if ONE party in a communication between two parties is non-US person, or if one party is not in the USA, then it is an INTERNATIONAL call, and then the NSA and the president have a freer hands. FISA - 1801 (f):
(3) the intentional acquisition by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the contents of any radio communication, under circumstances in which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy and a warrant would be required for law enforcement purposes, and if both the sender and all intended recipients are located within the United States; or ..."