Actually, now we know the answer to a question I posed earlier today - as of at least 6:46 - how W would answer it - life over liberty - which I would venture to say is rather silly since liberty lasts (or should) over generations and life is fleeting and temporary. Instead of choosing wisely, the President has sacrificed one more liberty in his quest to turn our nation into a highly controled and tightly reigned in community of sycophants - Where GOP values are the only way, and every way else is against the law.
President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying, sources with knowledge of the program said last night.
This is highly illegal and out right unconstitutional. Where's the outrage by the right? Shouldn't W be arrested or is he above the law? Sadly, there is no garuntee that his actions will preserve life, no matter how many times he suggest that it does or that lives would have been saved.
Certainly, no one should W's premise becuase there is no way to know that the same number of lives would have been saved by simply doing nothing since there is no control group. And in the end, just like the "war on drugs" has not stopped the illegal use of drugs, perhaps the "war on terror" will never stop terror.