Saturday, December 17, 2005

Idiot Policy

I was going to entitled this post "Idiot Bush". While I don't have any problem thinking George Bush is an idiot, he is our president, and I hesitate to demean the office. But, I am comfortable calling a policy idiotic.

This policy of eavesdropping on international communications by our citizens is idiotic on so many different levels, not the least of which is that we're holding ourselves up to be this bastion of freedom to the world, while, at the same time, we're engaging in a policy that authoritarian regimes do regularly.

The only good thing about the policy is that it has given cover for the few Republicans who know that the Patriot Act is abhorrent, but who are also afraid of the radical right.


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