"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

CNN.com - ACLU�sues over NSA eavesdropping program - Jan 17, 2006

CNN.com - ACLU sues over NSA eavesdropping program - Jan 17, 2006

I don't hold the ACLU in very high esteem and rhetoric such as:

"President Bush may believe he can authorize spying on Americans without judicial or congressional approval, but this program is illegal, and we intend to put a stop to it,"

"surveillance of Americans is a chilling assertion of presidential power that has not been seen since the days of Richard Nixon."

"The prohibition against government eavesdropping on American citizens is well-established and crystal clear,"

does not really imply to me that they are not extremist.

Why go to such creative lengths with statements like the above if the reality of it is so horrible. Mention "spying," and "Nixon," just appears as though they are trying to drum up images that are not so.

If Bush is the "evil overlord" that they say he is then they have a point. But they just appear to be in some imaginary world. The real world would be a much better place if they would just stick with reality since alot of effort goes into their games.


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