15 February 2006

It's the law, stupid!

From WaPo (via Cut to the Chase):

Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican and Democratic sources said yesterday.

Nobody seems to get it. This is about the law, pure and simple. It would seem on the face of things that Bush broke the law. The proper response is obvious: investigate. The mere existence of a Republican majority in Congress does not provide the equivalent of a Get Out of Jail Free Card--even in the current era of oligopolic excess.

2 comments:

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I have a feeling half of the people do not know or care enough to raise a stink about this, until they are wiretapped.

Karlo said...

It's true. Everyone's so sure that this sort of thing could never happen to "red-blooded Americans." The fact is it's likely to happen to any America who doesn't side with the administration and is thus perceived as a threat.