From a hand-written letter composed by Senator Jay Rockefeller in response to notification by the White House of their authorizations of extra-judicial NSA wiretaps:
[Rockefeller/Lingering Concerns]: I am retaining a copy of this letter in a sealed envelope in the secure spaces of the Senate Intelligence Committee to ensure that I have a record of this communication.
Does this sound like consultation with Congress to you?
Hat tip: Talking Points Memo.
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I don't care what they do or don't do. I don't care about extraordinary renditions in Gulfstream jets or secret prisons far from our shores. I don't care about torture in secret places or the absence of American justice in Guantanamo. I don't care about the arguments of leftie lawyers and slacker hippies shaking their fists for another cause.
This is about our way of life. This is about our freedom.
Broken bones and sleepless nights are the cost of doing business in the grown-up world. And a few dead prisoners just don't matter. Shipping the terrorists off in the dead of the night for a dose of their own medicine is the right thing to do, and we ought to be doing more of it.
So don't complain to me about a little electronic eavesdropping, for heaven's sake. Don't whine to me about warrants or the lack of them. Don't waste your breath about due process or presumption of innocence. Those things don't matter anymore.
This is the land of the free. They may do anything necessary to keep it that way. And they may do it again and again. Absolutely anything.
Long live the King!
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