I have been trying to keep up with the legal arguments on the Terrorist Surveillance Program by reading the posts of lawyers at blogs like Powerline and it seems to me that the President does have a good case.
What I find interesting is that [most of] the loonies in the Congress and the Civil libertarians [including those who approach the Constitution in much the same way a Pentecostal approaches Scripture] do not want the program to end. They just want Bush to seek their approval.
Why? So that we can go through the same dog and pony show we go through with everything else in politics today.
I know people will get all upset when they hear that and remind me that the dog and pony show are part of the sacred process....blah blah blah. I mean come on, Saint FDR intercepted all phones calls coming into the US from overseas during WW2. This program is very specific and has Congressional oversight.
Does it occur to these people that if we do not do this or can not do this kind of surveillance all these madmen have to do is make sure one end of the conversation takes place here in the US.
I can see it now, terrorists from all over the world converge on Detroit or Chicago to plan the next attack, because thanks to the ACLU there are safe here in the USA.
Never mind legal and illegal...this is just plain stupid.
Which of course is why Senators are not lining up to demand the president cease and desist. They are just stringing the moonbats along. How long will this honeymoon last? How long before Kos and his manic menions realize they have been had?
One can dream anyway.
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