iowahawk: The Banking Report: Let Me Make It Simple For You Morons: "Okay, so help me out here. Maybe I'm the stupid guy. Let's take argument part number one, that the program is 'good.' I'm sorry, but aren't we suppose to be in some big 'War on Terror' or something? At least that's what the whiney Adminstration guy in a JCPenney suit kept arguing in my office. And if we are in a 'War,' doesn't that mean that if the program is 'good' for one side, it is by definition bad for the other side? With this 'good' talk, the Administration is asking us to pass judgment and pick sides in their 'terrorism' wild goose chase, and frankly, that's not our job. If you listen to the insurgency, the program is anything but 'good' and 'legal,' and has few safeguards against privacy invasion. The job of the press is to weigh these competing agendas, and to act in our constitutional role as a bulwark against the US government."
Usually, iowahawk is satire. This time I'm not so sure.