Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Coming in from the cold

I hope Tom Watson is right and President Bush's little spy game and the l'etat c'est moi act with which he's been defending himself with constitute "the cerebral embolism that will drain the Administration of its last twitches of legitimacy."

Susie Madrak has found at least one more conservative who's given up his faith in the bloody fraud, constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein who writes in the Washington Times---in the Washington Times!:

President Bush presents a clear and present danger to the rule of law. He cannot be trusted to conduct the war against global terrorism with a decent respect for civil liberties and checks against executive abuses. Congress should swiftly enact a code that would require Mr. Bush to obtain legislative consent for every counterterrorism measure that would materially impair individual freedoms.

Susie has posted most of Fein's op-ed piece. I like Fein's conclusion:

But if secrecy were pivotal to the NSA’s surveillance, why is the president continuing the eavesdropping? And why is he so carefree about risking the liberties of both the living and those yet to be born by flouting the Constitution’s separation of powers and conflating constructive criticism with treason?


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