Liberal Republican Senator Arlen Specter, according to the Associated Press, says "I thought they (the Bush administration) were wrong," on ABC's "This Week."
How does that old saw go? Be careful what you wish for---because you just might get it! Senator Specter is calling for hearings next month regarding the National Security Agency’s so-called domestic eavesdropping program. It appears that the Democrats are thrilled by this development. Huh? What are these people smoking? Are they that much out of touch with the majority opinion of the American public? This will almost certainly prove to be a fortuitous event for the GOP. By all rights, the Democrats should be running scared. There is little doubt in my mind but that most Americans see nothing wrong with our intelligence services monitoring incoming phone calls from terrorists to United States citizens. It is technically impossible to obtain court permission before doing so. Common sense dictates that the government can seek approval only after the fact. I easily predict that a minimum of sixty percent of those adults polled will back the White House. The Democrats are going to rue the day they ever started this nonsense.
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