Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Cafferty quote.

Jack Cafferty, as quoted on “Crooks and Liars”

Cafferty: We all hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cause he might be all that stands between us and a full blown dictatorship in this country. He’s vowed to question these phone company executives about volunteering to provide the government with my telephone records, and yours, and tens of millions of other Americans.

Shortly after 9/11, AT&T, Verizon, and BellSouth began providing the super-secret NSA with information on phone calls of millions of our citizens, all part of the War on Terror, President Bush says. Why don’t you go find Osama bin Laden, and seal the country’s borders, and start inspecting the containers that come into our ports?

The President rushed out this morning in the wake of this front page story in USA Today and declared the government is doing nothing wrong, and all this is just fine. Is it? Is it legal? Then why did the Justice Department suddenly drop its investigation of the warrantless spying on citizens because the NSA said Justice Department lawyers didn’t have the necessary security clearance to do the investigation. Read that sentence again. A secret government agency has told our Justice Department that it’s not allowed to investigate it. And the Justice Department just says ok and drops the whole thing. We’re in some serious trouble, boys and girls”

I guess the republican congress is just so much more involved in the really important issues, such as whether the national anthem should be sung in Spanish, That they can’t be concerned about little issues, like the constitution, or the 30+ indicted from the GOP, or two of the top three political appointees in the CIA resigning as they are implicated in bribery and prostitution.

Oh, and in case anyone is keeping count, there are now 2,431 american dead serviceman and women, 17,648 officially listed as wounded, approximately 330 dead american civilian contractors, approximately 40,000 dead Iraqi civilians, and precisely 0 weapons of mass destruction, or means of delivering them to the US if they had existed.

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