July 17, 2009

It's Taken Them Eight Years To Work This Out?

Editorial - Illegal, and Pointless - NYTimes.com
Two things seem disturbingly clear. First, President Bush and his top aides panicked after the Sept. 11 attacks. And second, Mr. Cheney and his ideologues, who had long chafed at any legal constraints on executive power, preyed on that panic to advance their agenda.


1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

Give 'em a break, G! They're just following (as they noted) their precedent in not telling everyone what they knew, when they knew it, about the "spy on everyone & everything" program. I can't wait for a few years from now, when the NYT tells us what it knows today. If they're still in business. Maybe Rupes will buy 'em. He can keep a secret. For a price.

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