Sunday, January 29, 2006

It's That Simple

The NYTimes has a wonderful editorial today. Have a gander, but here's the crux of the domestic spying issue trouble that should haunt the W, Rove and Co until they are done in:
The secret program violates the law as currently written. It's that simple.
Here's the opener to get you into it:
A bit over a week ago, President Bush and his men promised to provide the legal, constitutional and moral justifications for the sort of warrantless spying on Americans that has been illegal for nearly 30 years. Instead, we got the familiar mix of political spin, clumsy historical misinformation, contemptuous dismissals of civil liberties concerns, cynical attempts to paint dissents as anti-American and pro-terrorist, and a couple of big, dangerous lies.

The first was that the domestic spying program is carefully aimed only at people who are actively working with Al Qaeda, when actually it has violated the rights of countless innocent Americans. And the second was that the Bush team could have prevented the 9/11 attacks if only they had thought of eavesdropping without a warrant.

1 comment:

Kvatch said...

In fact, it was a 42 page cheerleading position paper from the DoJ, the last department that should defending the administration.