December 16th, 2007

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It's Not Just About Terrorism

Surprise, surprise, surprise! According to this NYT piece, the government wants immunity for the telcos not merely because of spying for potential terrorist activities, but also because of surveillance for drug enforcement.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/washington/16nsa.html?ex=1355461200&en=e6aa872194ef69e8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

In other words, we just want to be able to do an end run around the constitution.

Explain to me again why we elected these guys?