Friday, December 23, 2005

"I did not and never would have supported giving authority to the president for such wiretaps."

Former senator Tom Daschle (you remember him, right?) tries to show America that he's still around by writing an op-ed in today's WaPo discussing wiretapping. In case you are unsure about his opinion on this, I will offer the following:
All Americans agree that keeping our nation safe from terrorists demands aggressive and innovative tactics. This unity was reflected in the near-unanimous support for the original resolution and the Patriot Act in those harrowing days after Sept. 11. But there are right and wrong ways to defeat terrorists, and that is a distinction this administration has never seemed to accept. Instead of employing tactics that preserve Americans' freedoms and inspire the faith and confidence of the American people, the White House seems to have chosen methods that can only breed fear and suspicion.

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