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Goldstein on the Surveillance Program

Filed under: Civil Liberties,General,Terrorism — Patterico @ 1:24 am

Jeff Goldstein is not a lawyer, but he reasons better than most lawyers. He has a post that quotes a guy who is a lawyer, ranting about Bush’s secret surveillance program. Once I saw this guy’s rant, I felt I had to respond — until I saw Jeff’s response. Jeff takes apart the guy’s arguments one by one, very elegantly, making any response by me superfluous. So Jeff saved me a lot of time, which I appreciate.

P.S. The guy Jeff quotes claims no conservative defending the program has mentioned the Youngstown case. Gee, didn’t I mention that case the other day? Why, yes, I did.

P.P.S. Also, you should be reading Antimedia’s detailed analysis of the legalities involved.

Jeff’s and Antimedia’s posts represent the blogosphere at its best.

3 Responses to “Goldstein on the Surveillance Program”

  1. My local paper today carries this LATimes tory with further seriously damaging revelations about goverment action to try to keep the head choppers from bringing nukes into the country.

    So thanks LATimes, now the terrorists know that if they can get a nuke they shouldn’t try to bring it to a mosque in the US. Aint that just peachy.

    Our news medis has become seriously, criminally, stupid and irresponsible – and dangerous to our well being.

    Dwilkers (a1687a)

  2. Oh.

    Merry Christmas all. Hopefully the media won’t irretrievably damage our national security and we’ll be able to celebrate Christmas again next year.

    Good grief.

    Dwilkers (a1687a)

  3. Patterico:

    Jeff Goldstein is not a lawyer, but he reasons better than most lawyers.

    If I bite my tongue any harder, I may draw blood…!


    Dafydd (6e94cd)

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