Thursday, May 11, 2006


From Eugene Robinson's (very good) op-ed "An Easy Call: Lying": (Washington Post)

You'll recall that when it was revealed last year that the NSA was eavesdropping on phone calls and reading e-mails without first going to court for a warrant, the president said his "terrorist surveillance program" targeted international communications in which at least one party was overseas, and then only when at least one party was suspected of some terrorist involvement. Thus no one but terrorists had anything to worry about.

Not remotely true, it turns out, unless tens of millions of Americans are members of al-Qaeda sleeper cells -- evildoers who cleverly disguise their relentless plotting as sales calls, gossip sessions and votes for Elliott on "American Idol." (One implication, by the way, is that the NSA is able to know who got voted off "Idol" before Ryan Seacrest does.)

NOW will more people get pissed off??! Please?!

On a side note, now that Bush's approval ratings are below 30%, any chance he'll wipe that fucking smirk off his face?


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