Can the editors the NYT display their anti-Bush bias any more blatantly? With emphasis added:
In times of extreme fear, American leaders have sometimes scrapped civil liberties in the name of civil protection. It’s only later that the country can see that the choice was a false one and that citizens’ rights were sacrificed to carry out extreme measures that were at best useless and at worst counterproductive. There are enough examples of this in American history – the Alien and Sedition Acts and the World War II internment camps both come to mind – that the lesson should be woven into the nation’s fabric. But it’s hard to think of a more graphic example than President Bush’s secret program of spying on Americans.
Of COURSE what Bush did was worse than what the beloved FDR allowed to happen during WWII with the internment camps – because W is, well, W and by default everything he does is an ‘abuse of power’ to the NYT. There’s really no other way to explain it.
Shame on the NYT, both for supporting anti-American art they wanted displayed at the WTC memorial site and for demagoguing the NSA ‘scandal.’
I guess this is their lame attempt at justifying their undermining of the war on terror by their publishing of the James Risen and Eric Lichtblau article that contained harmful-to-our-national-security information given to them by “whistleblowers.”
BTW, the admin is laying out its legal case in defense of their warrantless wiretaps authorization.
Related Toldjah So posts:
- Link between disposable phone sale surge and NSA leak?
- Whistleblower or leaker?
- Joe Klein: How to Stay Out of Power (and undermine the war in the process)
- Why it was important to keep the cat in the bag
- The Rep. Jane Harman flip flop
- NSA initially acted on its own after 9-11
- Investigations begin into the NSA eavesdropping leak
- “â€¦ the only thing outrageous about this policy is the outrage itself”
- Michael Barone on the MSM’s â€˜eavesdropping’ coverage
- Brief history of warrantless searches
- Past presidents and the NSA
- Bill Clinton and the NSA
- WSJ: “Thank you for wiretapping”
- The Prez fires back
- Prez essentially says â€˜let me do my job’
- The undermining of this war