Wednesday, March 08, 2006

NSA/FISA post mortem

Long and thorough post mortem over at Unclaimed Territory, with a dig or two at the pretend-moderate Republicans:

[I]t is almost unfathomable how little personal dignity these compliant GOP Senators have. Sens. Snowe and Hagel issued a statement in December pompously expressing their "profound concern" over the eavesdropping program and proclaiming that it is "critical" that the Senate hold hearings in order to learn what the Administration did when spying outside of FISA and without warrants on Americans.

After standing up and publicly making those statements and issuing those demands, they completely reverse themselves a few weeks later when the White House decrees that they do so. …

Recommended reading.

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