Saturday, December 17, 2005

The War On Information

From Powerline, this article on the anti-torture measure, non-renewal of the Patriot Act, and the NYTimes disclosure of the NSA's monitoring of international phonecalls in the United States.

But the administration is the victim of its own success. In the absence of attacks, the nation is becoming less serious about protecting itself, although I doubt that the public as a whole is as unserious as Congress. It was no coincidence, for example, that none of the Republican Senators who supported the filibuster of the Patriot Act is up for re-election next year, while the two Democrats who opposed the filibuster both will be running at that time.
At least the next time we have a terror attack in this country we will not have to sit a commission of experts to determine who and what was to blame. All we have to do is look at the votes.

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