"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

Friday, May 12, 2006

Democrats Join Suit to Ban Terrorist Surveillance

Latch onto terms like "domestic spying," "wiretaps," or "eavesdropping," and you get mischaracterizations and overreactions. Take the time without overreacting to find out what it's all about and you get a rational picture and wonder what on earth is wrong with some people.

Programs like the NSAs need to be discussed as they are, not as some would like them to be so they can oppose them. We should expect more of our politicians regardless of the side of the aisle, but know better.

From Political Party Poop comes this little tidbit that reveals the truly clueless nature of the Democratic party elected.

Until now, Democrats had insisted that they didn’t want to end President Bush’s terrorist surveillance program, saying instead that the law merely needed to be changed to make terrorist surveillance inside the U.S. illegal.

On Wednesday, however - even before USA Today’s bogus report about the NSA’s phone number data collection program - 71 House Democrats signed up to sponsor a move that would make it illegal for the NSA to continue to monitor terrorist phone calls.

The liberal web site Raw Story reported Thursday:

“The 71 Democrats and one independent filed an amicus brief in two federal courts reviewing challenges to the warrantless wiretapping program in Detroit and New York, joining the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.”

“Both suits demand the program be stopped.”

Predictably, Michigan Democrat John Conyers led the charge:

“As our brief makes clear, this Congress dealt with this issue authoritatively almost 30 years ago - warrantless spying on American soil is flatly prohibited,” he railed.


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