Sunday, December 18, 2005

Domestic Snooping

Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker that well summarizes the country's sad condition.

"OK, you were right. Character matters. Impeach Bush now!"

So the president spies on his fellow-Americans. First of all, for a man who stole the presidency and has consistently lied all the while since, who can possibly be surprised?

Now, in typical alcoholic fashion, he blames everybody else, except himself.

"Yesterday the existence of this secret program was revealed in media reports, after being improperly provided to news organizations," Bush said. "As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have, and the unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."

The federal government had sufficient intelligence authority in place before 9-11. Plenty of people knew that Mohammad Atta was a threat. FBI agents wrote memos describing Middle Eastern Men taking flying lessons for large aircraft and not sticking around to learn how to land.

There is absolutely no need for any Patriot Act. The enemy is the domestic surveillance, which will do infinitely more damage to every one of us and our children. Arab terrorists can only kill thousands. The federal authorities can enslave millions.

Once freedom is lost, it is seldom regained.

Kill the Patriot Act. Impeach Bush.

No, bad idea. Keep Bush. Cheney is way to smart and far too dangerous.

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