ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Whose Side Are These Guys On? - Tim Russert and Meet The Press

I really have to start drinking de-caf before watching Russert.

Again the discussion of the NSA surveillance of terrorists came up. And again it is cast by the MSN, in this case Tim Russert, as some sort of domestic spying. I know Russert knows that is not what this program is. So why perpetuate that idea.

Is it because they know if people hear the same thing over and over again that it will be accepted as fact?

Where on earth did the idea come from that it is illegal to listen in on enemy communications?

Did we listen in on the Germans during WWII? The Japanese...

Now there is an interesting thought... the Japanese.

The Battle of Midway was won for one reason, successful signals intercepts. We KNEW where they were going to be when. Though we were hugely outnumbered, we won a smashing vistory.

Would the Lefties insist on a court warrant before obtaining such information or acting on such information once obtained?

So, when I listen to Tim Russert advancing such a bizarre notion as though it was somehow ipso facto so, my blood pressure elevates.

Pass the decaf!


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn