"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, August 18, 2006

If It's Leaked? It's Illegal

The ruling eviscerated the absurd notion on which the administration’s arguments have been based - New York Times editorial board
The NY Times is beside itself this morning exalting yesterday's ruling by Judge Anna Diggs Taylor against the NSA "eavesdropping/spying" program.

One need only look at the opening paragraph to realize they haven't been this orgasmic nor wrong, since the bank data revelation.
Ever since President Bush was forced to admit that he was spying on Americans’ telephone calls and e-mail without warrants, his lawyers have fought to keep challenges to the program out of the courts. Yesterday, that plan failed. A federal judge in Detroit declared the eavesdropping program to be illegal and unconstitutional. She also offered a scathing condemnation of what lies behind the wiretapping — Mr. Bush’s attempt to expand his powers to the point that he can place himself beyond the reach of Congress, judges or the Constitution.
The pathetic rest is here

Dean Barnett posting at Hugh Hewitt's Townhall blog watches the Times do a little jig: "The Gray Lady Rejoices"

Bryan Cunningham at NRO chimes in with: "Amateur Hour? A judge’s first-year failing-grade opinion"

Mary Katharine Ham, posting at Michelle Malkin went with: "
Federal Judge Rules Bush Surveillance Program Unconstitutional"

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