More Terrorist Lovers
|From the New York Review of Books comes this piece:|
We are scholars of constitutional law and former government officials. We write in our individual capacities as citizens concerned by the Bush administration's National Security Agency domestic spying program, as reported in The New York Times, and in particular to respond to the Justice Department's December 22, 2005, letter to the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees setting forth the administration's defense of the program. Although the program's secrecy prevents us from being privy to all of its details, the Justice Department's defense of what it concedes was secret and warrantless electronic surveillance of persons within the United States fails to identify any plausible legal authority for such surveillance. Accordingly the program appears on its face to violate existing law...This is important stuff. The question is, will serious discussions about the President's actions ever happen, or will the "Liberals (=anyone who questions His Highness President Bush) Love Terrorists" line continue to dominate?