Monday, April 10, 2006

The Washington Post editorial page gets it horribly wrong again... this time about the NSA illegal domestic spying program

The Washington Post editorial page is perfectly dazzled by the administration's and its congressional enablers' campaign to make it seem like something is actually being done about the NSA illegal domestic spying program. While admitting that "critics have confidently denounced it as illegal" - not mentioning that that includes most Republicans and conservatives who have actually given it serious thought - and, in the understatement of the month award, that the administration has nothing but a "less-than-compelling legal theory" to back up their claim - the Post editorial is assured that all is well from pronouncements by a couple members of Congress that their briefings on the matter have had "great detail".

Worst, the Post echoes the groundless and ignorant conventional wisdom foisted from the desk of Karl Rove, that "It's impossible to assess whether the program is legal or lawless, important or abusive without a comprehensive understanding of what it is..."

That's just not the case; comparing what the administration has already admitted to against the law, makes it perfectly clear that the program is illegal; a massive, illegal and unconstitutional program engaged by our administration continuously for over four years.

What's more, the administration has also said it has no obligation to follow any laws, whether already on the books or anything Congress cooks up now that the illegal program is in the light. So despite the Post pointlessly venturing that "The goal should be for a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, literate in the program's details, to agree about whether it is legal and necessary -- and what to do about it...", the administration has already proclaimed that it doesn't give a barrelfull of quail shot what Congress decides to do about it at the end of all their pontificating.

One more worthless, somnambulant petard puffed out by the Washington Post editorial page to lull the unsuspecting readership into a false sense of complacency.

But then again, they didn't have any credibility left to lose by this point.

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