by Damozel | I happen to think the FISA bill is a terrible piece of legislation -- and not just because of the telecom issue --- but I am pretty sure it's going to pass. That's not what this is about.
What's bothering me are the reasons I'm hearing from various highly-placed public officials why I and America need this so-called compromise. Do they take me for a fool? Yes, they take me for a fool. Either that, or they are banking on the entire American public being as civics-impaired as rumored. In any case, we're being played, possibly in the hope that if they say enough soothing things about why America needs FISA because national security requires it we'll get bored with the whole thing or frightened and drop it. (I mean, who really believes anymore that we have any privacy? Not me.)