Carol Platt Liebau: The Left Exposed

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Left Exposed

Here, Michael Barone points out how the terrorist threat of late last week smokes out the fecklessness and foolishness of the left:

Our Left criticized George W. Bush when The New York Times revealed that the National Security Agency was surveilling telephone calls from al-Qaida suspects overseas to the United States. Now it appears that the United States surveilled the British terrorists, and that they made phone calls to the United States. The Left cried foul when The New York Times revealed that the United States was monitoring money transfers at the SWIFT bank clearinghouse in Brussels. Now it appears that there was monitoring of money transfers by the British terrorists in Pakistan.

Would you trust the left to be in charge of any branch of American government? Talk about an arrangement the American people might not be able to "live" with . . .

David Rivkin and Lee Casey have more on the importance of effective intelligence gathering.

6 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

That is a new spin on the issue. No, the left wants laws to be followed and civil rights to be protected. The UK seems capable of following their own laws and obviously are more affective at survellance than the US.

Bush still can't be bothered to uphold the rule of law and use FISA court when spying on American citizens.

7:41 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

the left only trots out "laws and civil rights" when the terrorists are in danger of being exposed. If American citizens are terrorists, then they indeed need to be spied upon.
If someone is a muslim that attends a mosque known to spew hatred, then all the males between age 16-45 should be monitored. It's tough being in a demographic that causes so much hate-crime...and it's ironic and hypocritical that the left always defends it.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

The Brits need a warrant to "spy" - so the Bush/Cheney/Republican hype to the contrary is dead wrong & purposely misleading Americans.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

But the "Brits" have a mucher lower bar to clear in order to get those warrants. Many liberals and civil libertarians have been very vocal against the U.S. adopting similar guidelines.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I just don't understand the problem people like editor have with the protection of America. At some point, they'll have to offer some whiner who'll claim his rights were violated and actually have proof.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

And another thing:

There are all sorts of "rights violations" in the current system of airline security, even from before 9/11. They have the same all-encompassing nature in searching everyone's personal possessions that the NSA and financial and other such strategies have and no one has been hurt from that, other than bad guys. The problem is obviously that it is promoted by the Bush administration. All whining about rights is just the means used to further trash Bush. Seek help for BDS.

6:13 PM  

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