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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

When a man goes above the law

In response to criticisms about his private surveillance operations on U.S. citizens, the president uttered this as a tactic to shut down the conversation:

The fact that we're discussing this program is helping the enemy.

No. For Americans to be quiet would help the enemy. To go on without questioning the president and his actions would help the enemy. To sit back and obey the dictates of the leader of this country would help the enemy.

Daniel Solove of Concurring Opinions has two roundups from a multitude of legal scholars, pundits, and bloggers:

And, Tony Pierce sends a note to congress:

dear the congress of the united states,
if you cant figure out how to impeach this sonofabitch after this bullshit then you have absolutely no right to even run for anything above dogcatcher because he is saying that spying is cool and you have to tell the president that its not cool.

And a note to the president. Among other things.

Posted by Marie at December 21, 2005 12:08 AM


Well, said. Very well said. Thanks for posting the roundups. I get so tired of being told that questioning the president and his actions "helps the enemy" and "is unamerican" and "doesn't support our soldiers in Iraq" when I think by doing so I'm the one who is demonstrating what it is to be an American and helping our soldiers in Iraq.

Posted by: Kem White at December 21, 2005 9:18 AM

What Kem said.

Posted by: Dan at December 21, 2005 4:43 PM