NAACP criticizes Bush on rights

July 07, 2002
NAACP board chairman Julian Bond criticized the Bush administration Sunday, saying it had failed to enforce civil rights laws, and he denounced the FBI's use of increased surveillance powers in fighting terrorism.
      Two years ago, President Bush "promised to enforce the civil rights laws," Bond said. "We knew he was in the oil business – we just didn't know it was snake oil."
      Bush addressed the convention as a presidential candidate in 2000, but has declined a written invitation from NAACP President Kweisi Mfume for the past two years.