On Monday, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales stood adamant in support of President Bush\u2019s power to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants in the name of antiterrorism, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Gonzales asked Congress not to alter the NSA\u2019s program.Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as other Democrats in committee, took issue with Gonzales\u2019 plea, noting that "the president does not have a blank check." Specter cited the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requesting that a federal court further examine the NSA program\u2019s legality under the act, the AP reportsSpecter told Gonzales, "There are a lot of people who think you\u2019re wrong.\u00a0 What do you have to lose if you are right?"Dodging the question, Gonzales responded, "Obviously, we would consider and are always considering methods of fighting the war effectively against Al Qaida. To end the program now would afford our enemy dangerous and potential deadly new room for operation within our borders."For more CSO coverage, read EFF Sues AT&T Over U.S. Wiretapping Program and Which Companies Cooperated With the NSA?For CSO sister publication, CIO\u2019s coverage, read What\u2019s Up at the NSA?And don\u2019t forget to keep checking in at our CSO Security Feed page.