As I pointed out, when the GOP needs to remind the country about how wimpy the Dems are on National Security, Karl just says "Boo!!!" and the Dems jump in headfirst.
Thanks Senator Leahy!
And some consider Karl Rove to be over-rated! Even as they themselves take the bait!
Here's OW's first post on the subject, responding to a post at NRO by Mark Levin, who might - might - be a little more well versed on the Constitution than the Twinkiemeister.
This Call Is Between Me, You and The NSA Guy On The Line
by Oliver Willis | May 11th, 2006 | 2:36 pm
The new reality is superawesome terrific.
National Review’s Mark Levin (who once said John Kerry was Benedict Arnold):The Constitution and precedent make clear that the president, especially during war-time, can intercept enemy communications, including if those communications involve U.S. citizens within the United States. It is absurd to argue otherwise.
If the president wants to assume wartime powers… declare war then.
Nope... never an authorization or declaration of war. Never happened.
Ahem... to quote:
(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
As John Kerry said, this is primarily a law enforcement issue.
And no doubt that OW agrees...
ARC: St Wendeler