Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Don't Listen to Me...

Michelle Malkin has a wonderful post that consists mostly of links to other people's analysis of the entire Bush/NSA story. I have plenty I could write on this subject, but the links she has spell out the issues - especially the legal ones - and answers very well. But I have to point out my favorites:

Wall Street Journal op-ed:
[sic] ...The truth is closer to the opposite. What we really have here is a perfect illustration of why America's Founders gave the executive branch the largest measure of Constitutional authority on national security. They recognized that a committee of 535 talking heads couldn't be trusted with such grave responsibility...
Echelon, the Clinton-era NSA surveillance program, was investigated by 60 Minutes in 2000. Here's the show transcript.
Malkin again:

Now, go back and look carefully through the Times article. The reporters who have been so assiduously working on the story for at least a year couldn't find a single, non-anonymous expert in national security and the law to come up with the kind of informed analysis that took legal and counterterrorism bloggers three days to research and post.

How pathetic is that?

Daffyd at Big Lizards:
All I have to add is this: I've been scratching my head in puzzlement so hard that folks will think I have pediculosis. Let's review the bidding... senators, including some renegade Republicans, are getting in a lather because the NSA was caught red-handed intercepting electronic communications that cross the American border (in either direction) and analyzing them -- without the knowledge of the parties whose eaves were being dropped.

In other words, the NSA has been discovered in the act of doing its job.

There's much more there. Check it out.