Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Political Hack(s) of the Week

The political hack of the week post is back after a brief hiatus. Since I have missed a couple of weeks with this post and in light of recent political events I thought it would be prudent to name more than one hack this week. Because of their total disregard for the security of this nation and their unwavering desire to do anything in their power to undermine the President and the War on Terror the Political Hack(s) of the week are as follows:

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va)
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) (Probably the NSA leaker)

A recent AP report released earlier today carries the headline "Democrats Say They Didn't Back Wiretapping". Well they should have. This is just another example of their unwillingness to grasp reality and have a clear perception of the danger terrorists pose to this nation.

If these democrats were so unsure of the President's legal authority to carry out this type of surveillance why did they not come forward? Because they were sworn to secrecy? Whatever. In this country we have long maintained the right, in fact the duty, to disobey illegal or immoral orders.

Could it really be a coincidence that this is coming to light just when Bush's approval rating is improving, there was another successful election in Iraq, there is talk of drawing down troops because of Iraqi Defense Force successes, and that victory in Iraq is in sight? No I do not think it is a coincidence at all. As stated before if this program was such an affront to these democrat's sensibilities, if it were such an infringement on civil liberties as to violate the Constitution, then why was there not outrage on their part in defense of the Constitution? A document they have sworn to uphold. An oath that carries far more responsibilities than their duties on an intelligence committee.

This information was released to hurt the Bush Administration at a time of marked improvement. After all of the investigations and commissions are done in Congress you will find that Bush followed the advice and interpretations of his White House counsel. Of course lawyers on the other side will probably come to different interpretations of the law and this may very well wind up before the Supreme Court. This is certainly what Sen. Leahy and Sen. Specter have in mind as it has been reported that they intend to ask Judge Alito this very question in his confirmation hearings.

Bush is doing the right thing by tackling this issue head-on in the press. He believes that he did what he had to do to protect the American people within the confines of the law and he is sticking to his guns. This will go a long way in maintaining public confidence in his honesty and quelling the feigned democrat outrage.

Matt May has an excellent post on this very subject please go check it out! also check out All Things Conservative's Read it or Weep
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