Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Better Democrats, please

Howie Klein puts it well, Firedoglake more bluntly. Jack Balkin says it too. Yes, nearly the entire Republican delegation in Congress backed the eerily-titled Protect America Act of 2007, but they had a nice assist from 41 craven Democrats, as well as the Democratic leadership that allowed this travesty to even make it to a vote.

Next on the legalizing illegal conduct agenda: liability protection for "alleged" protectors of America who allegedly broke the law. As Jack Balkin explains in another post, "Apparently 'allegedly helped us stay safe' is Bush Administration code for telecom companies and government officials who participated in a conspiracy to perform illegal surveillance. Because what they did is illegal, we do not admit that they actually did it, we only say that they are alleged to have done it."

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