Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The NSA thing

I'll let the lawyers argue about the legalities of this. From what I've read, Presidents have been doing this for over 20 years, and the courts have approved.

On the politics of this, I can't believe the Democrats are so blinded by Bush Derangement Syndrome that they are actually going on TV to argue before voters that they don't think that NSA should be listening in on conversations of people when they are talking to Al Qaeda terrorists.

They just can't help themselves. How many ways can they think of to make themselves look like they're on the other side?

Democrats are worried that the NSA is intercepting calls from Al Qaeda to people in the United States and vice versa.

I'm willing to bet that most people are worried that they aren't intercepting all of them.

** Update ** Georgia at The Daily Kos thinks that this story about a FISA judge resigning is bad news for Bush because the NSA story isn't going away. Well, a) Chief Justice Roberts will be appointing his successor and b) why would Bush want this story to go away? By all means let's talk for the next few months about how Bush wants to be able to intercept communications of Al Qaeda terrorists to people in the U.S. and how the Democrats DON'T want that.