Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bush: "Another 9/11 fine with me"

OK, he didn't really say that. But he did say that he "won't accept any temporary extension" of FISA. Bush, of course, wants FISA made permanent, with immunities against their customers' wrath for telecoms that play ball with the government.

But Bush says he needs FISA to protect the US from another 9/11. Does this mean he's willing to accept another 9/11, rather than a temporary political expedient? Or is he admitting that FISA is about increasing the governments ability to spy on and intimidate its subjects?

"The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics..." ~Simone Weil

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