Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Via, well, everyone - Arlen Specter, profile in courage:
Specter has mollified conservative opposition to his bill by agreeing to drop the requirement that the Bush administration seek a legal judgment on the program from a special court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.

Instead, Specter agreed to allow the administration to retain an important legal defense by allowing the court, which holds its hearings in secret, to review the program only by hearing a challenge from a plaintiff with legal standing, said a person familiar with the text of language agreed to by Specter and committee conservatives.
Predictably, my thoughts follow:

More nuanced views from GG and the Anonymous Liberal.

1 comment:

Mr Furious said...

Did you see X2?

Do you remember when the soldiers invade the mansion and Wolverine catches the guy in the kitchen and impales him against the refrigerator? And he is just standing there chest heaving, about to enter a berserker rage where he just goes on a wholesale slaughter rampage?

That's just about what Arlen Specter's (in)actions inspire in me...