Sunday, October 07, 2007

And Here Are Acceptable Surveillance Rules From The Democrats

Remember when the Democrats were squealing like stuck pigs over FISA and the "warrantless wiretaps", and how that was wrong, and how the President didn't have the authority to do what he did, and how we must have a warrant, etc?

Turns out it was all crap. It was all political theater.

House Democrats plan to introduce a bill this week that would let a secret court issue one-year "umbrella" warrants to allow the government to intercept e-mails and phone calls of foreign targets and would not require that surveillance of each person be approved individually.

Not that I think this is the wrong thing to do--far from it. I castigate them for their previous position on the topic, not this position.

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