Quote Of The Day, Pt. I

December 18th, 2007at 10:33pm Posted by Eli

Teddy Kennedy hits it right on the button:

Think about what we’ve been hearing from the White House in this debate. The President has said that American lives will be sacrificed if Congress does not change FISA. But he has also said that he will veto any FISA bill that does not grant retroactive immunity. No immunity, no new FISA bill. So if we take the President at his word, he is willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies.

Perfect. The most frustrating absurdity about this whole immunity discussion is the idea that forcing telecoms to be accountable to the law somehow puts us at risk for terrorist attack. Which is yet another indirect way of saying that the rule of law is an unnecessary hindrance to the important work of keeping us safe from Teh Scary Terrorists.

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