Carol Platt Liebau: Just for the Record

Monday, February 06, 2006

Just for the Record

For the Democrats' benefit, Attorney General Gonzalez explains what most Americans already understand.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol linked to an article by Alberto Gonzales titled, "America Expects Surveillance Monitoring the enemy is necessary and appropriate." Let's revisit today's hearing and see just how necessary it is...

BIDEN: Thank you very much.
General, how has this revelation damaged the program?

I'm almost confused by it but, I mean, it seems to presuppose that these very sophisticated Al Qaida folks didn't think we were intercepting their phone calls.

I mean, I'm a little confused. How did it damage this?


GONZALES: Well, Senator, I would first refer to the experts in the Intel Committee who are making that statement, first of all. I'm just the lawyer.

And so, when the director of the CIA says this should really damage our intel capabilities, I would defer to that statement. I think, based on my experience, it is true -- you would assume that the enemy is presuming that we are engaged in some kind of surveillance.

But if they're not reminded about it all the time in the newspapers and in stories, they sometimes forget.


Gosh, the President is ignoring the duly enacted law of the land and provoking a Constitutional crisis because the terrorists might have forgotten that their phones might be wiretapped.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol links to an article written by the smae man who said today, "President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale.

Given that the first electronic device (i.e., radio) wasn't invented until the 1890's, what "electronic surveillance" did George Washington and Abraham Lincoln authorize?

Oh well, I'm sure the rest of the AG's arguments are of a higher quality.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Mr. Twister,

Unlike the majority of leftist comments I read, yours occasionaly give a hint that you might actually have a clue.

That makes your laughable attempts to paint the President's legal, ethical, and required actions as somehow illegal or immoral all the more pathetic.

Have you actually given up? Are you so desperate and cynical that you've thrown out all reason and relegated yourself to partisan hackery?

Mr. Twister, I believe you can do better.

I'm not surprised that Senator Biden would be confused. After all, he's Senator Biden. What is your excuse?

10:11 AM  

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