Carol Platt Liebau: So Much for "International Cooperation"

Thursday, June 29, 2006

So Much for "International Cooperation"

So now Belgium -- who had worked with us on the SWIFT program -- is going to investigate whether "whether a Brussels-based banking consortium broke the law when it provided US anti-terror authorities with confidential information about international money transfers."

Funny. The New York Times is always exhorting the Administration to work with other countries. Here, we worked with the Belgians -- who, according to a reliable Capitol Hill source, were extremely reluctant to be involved -- only on condition that the program would remain absolutely secret. Which it did, until the Times betrayed it for no apparent reason.

Good luck to us in persuading other allies to stick their necks out like Belgium did. They'll be afraid of getting them chopped off, thanks to the New York Times.

Between the Times, the Supreme Court, and ridiculous legislation like this, how exactly is the US supposed to win the war on terror?

It's remarkable how many people want to tie the President's hands in this new war against a faceless enemy that wants to hack off our heads with butter knives. If there is another terror attack, are any of the above entities going to share in the responsibility for it?

Of course not. They'll blame President Bush.


Blogger Dittohead said...

To bad Bush isn't the dictator of this planet.

9:46 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

So what is the terrible thing that the Belgian government is doing thanks to the evil Times? They are going to see if the banking consortium BROKE THE LAW.

If they didn't, there's no problem.

If they did, are you now standing up for lawbreaking? Are you saying that we should overturn our system of laws and become a dictatorship? Does it no longer matter what the law says, as long as Bush gets what he wants? And is it okay to break the law as long as no one finds out?

You're a lawyer, Carol. You're supposed to respect our system of laws and justice.

But I guess as long as you get another tax cut, the principles on which this country was founded don't matter. Kind of shows how deep patriotism runs in "conservatives."

10:24 AM  
Blogger skribe said...

Between the Times, the Supreme Court, and ridiculous legislation like this, how exactly is the US supposed to win the war on terror?


5:59 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Good gosh! "Legally"??!! I've yet to see an accusation result in international sanctions against us. What's been done that is illegal? There's still debate on this, so there's only what you libs fantasize. But "legally" is not an answer. So be more specific. How do we win this war when the enemy has absolutely no concern for any law that you jokers think we should follow? Why don't you be honest and just admit that you're only concerned with getting something on Bush? God help you for your irrational hatred of a guy who is making the hard decisions on behalf of his country and it's people.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

If only they (the enemy) didn't hate us for our freedom. LOL

11:31 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

As Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan has stated very succinctly, 95 percent of all Muslim terrorists in the world were created in the past three years by Bush's invasion of Iraq.

1:13 AM  
Blogger skribe said...

Son, you don't have to be a lefty to believe that Bush is a disgrace to the nation. There are many conservatives that want him removed just as quickly. As for your blather about getting something on Bush, I swear the gentleman concerned must be part centipede. Every time he opens his mouth he puts another foot into it.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Lefties are the real disgrace to this nation. You all prove it with every utterance.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

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10:45 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Marshall is a real disgrace to this nation. He thinks Bush is a born again king or dictator.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I know that Bush is our legally and properly elected president who, as a human being, is less than perfect, but, despite those all-too-human flaws, was and is clearly the better choice from both the 2000 & 2004 elections. That his opponents were defeated is proof God still watches over this nation. Maybe someday the left will develop a message that the majority of voters find compelling enough for which to cast their votes.

12:53 AM  

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