Tuesday, August 07, 2007

What’s Wrong With Dems Fighting Terrorism?

If that were what was behind the Democrats joining the Repubs in Congress last weekend to approve eavesdropping without warrants on international communications, then there would surely be nothing wrong with it. Terrorism is a threat and it is not to be taken lightly. But that was not what was behind the Dems cave-in on a Bush administration policy that had always stuck in the Democrats' craw. The 16 Democrats who joined 43 Republicans (and one Indie) to approve the bill, 60 to 28, did so in order not to be perceived as being “soft on terrorism”. In other words, need we say, the Dems approved of George W. Bush’s further terrorism on Americans so that they would not lose votes. And do not sit there and correct me by saying this bill was about INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS. That is baloney! Any and all surveillance programs that are okayed by Congress will be used against American citizens no matter what the fine print says. And that is what was wrong with the Dems joining hands with the Repubs to approve this latest bill on surveillance. The Dems just sold out for votes.

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