Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Immoral and Incompetent

Illegal and Inept - New York Times: "Senator Joseph Biden suggested that Al Qaeda operatives have most likely been aware for some time that the government is trying to intercept their phone calls.

Mr. Gonzales agreed. 'You would assume that the enemy is presuming that we are engaged in some kind of surveillance,' he said. 'But if they're not reminded about it all the time in newspapers and in stories, they sometimes forget.'

Senator Biden managed to laugh. Probably to keep from crying. This was the attorney general of the United States speaking, yet another straight man for an administration that has raised governing to new heights of witlessness. Watching the Bush administration in action would be hilarious, if its ineptitude and brutally misguided policies didn't end so often in needless suffering and sorrow.

The public should be aware of two important points about the president's domestic spying program: it's illegal, and it's not catching terrorists.

If the program were legal, there is no chance so many Republicans would be upset about it. While questioning Mr. Gonzales at Monday's Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham, a conservative Republican from South Carolina, assailed both of the rationales used by the administration to justify the program."
Because it's wrong? Because it's un-American? Not to this administration. Just wait, they'll have another justification by the end of the week and will start spinning another story to distract the public from the country they have lost.

No comments:

Post a Comment