Monday, January 09, 2006

Joe Klein Advises The Democrats On How to Stay Out of Power

In this article posted yesterday for Time's online edition. Mr. Klein explains why Dems still don't get it when it comes to National Security.

Klein tells us the NSA surveillance program was working and the NYT story has definitely tipped off the enemy:

But these concerns pale before the importance of the program. It would have been
a scandal if the NSA had not been using these tools to track down the bad guys.
There is evidence that the information harvested helped foil several plots and
disrupt al-Qaeda operations.

There is also evidence, according to U.S. intelligence officials, that since the New York Times broke the story, the terrorists have modified their behavior, hampering our efforts to keep track of them—but also, on the plus side, hampering their ability to communicate with one another.

Anyone else see the Risen interview with Tim Russert where the smug self important little twerp tells us his article was an important public service?

It seems he was right and the terrorists are very grateful.

Klein Concludes with:

The latest version of the absolutely necessary Patriot Act, which updates
the laws regulating the war on terrorism and contains civil-liberties
improvements over the first edition, was nearly killed by a stampede of Senate
Democrats. Most polls indicate that a strong majority of Americans favor the
act, and I suspect that a strong majority would favor the NSA program as well,
if its details were declassified and made known.

In fact, liberal Democrats are about as far from the American
mainstream on these issues as Republicans were when they invaded the privacy of
Terri Schiavo's family in the right-to-die case last year.

But there is a difference. National security is a far more important
issue, and until the Democrats make clear that they will err on the side of
aggressiveness in the war against al-Qaeda, they will probably not regain the
majority in Congress or the country.

Spot on. The Dems are completely out of touch with reality and the American People again. Nearly everyone understands the government spying on terrorists especially terrorists inside the country is a good thing and is no way similar to the Nixon era watergate scandal no matter how often the Dems try to tell us it is.

Mr. Klein also exposes a recent attempt by Nancy to score political points, and mislead the American People. Betsy’s page discusses that here. The Strata-Sphere has more:

Can it be any clearer? If any other President asked us to put national security
first, even the worse civil rights abusers in our history, the lunatic left
would align themselves with America first. But this is Bush - the object of
their undying hate.

Read the whole thing.


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