Monday, December 19, 2005

On Wiretapping

So it looks like the brouhaha over Bush's wiretap authorizations has disappeared within approximately 48 hours. You get the sense that the Democrats get so excited over these earth-shattering revelations, until they realize that a majority of Americans really appreciate the fact that President Bush is willing to authorize wiretaps of Al-Qaeda members.
My dare for the Democrats: in the next presidential election, make this an issue. Run on a "no wiretaps without going through the often-lengthy court authorization process" security platform, and see if Americans take you seriously on national defense.
Democrats, answer me this: If you become aware of a conference call between Al-Qaeda operatives in the U.S. that is scheduled for tomorrow and you know it may take up to three months to get a warrant to wiretap the conversation, what are you going to do?
I really want to see that question asked in the debates.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent disection of the case:
http://volokh.com/posts/1135029722.shtml

11:06 PM  

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