Friday, June 20, 2008

FISA Disgust

Congressional capitulation. Right wing exaltation. Left wing frustration.

Sounds like bad legislation:
That's the "compromise" Steny Hoyer negotiated and which he is now -- according to very credible reports -- pressuring every member of the Democratic caucus to support. It's full-scale, unconditional amnesty with no inquiry into whether anyone broke the law. In the U.S. now, thanks to the Democratic Congress, we'll have a new law based on the premise that the President has the power to order private actors to break the law, and when he issues such an order, the private actors will be protected from liability of any kind on the ground that the Leader told them to do it -- the very theory that the Nuremberg Trial rejected.
I don't know what else to say at this point other than I'm disappointed President Hillary won't get a chance to use it on those whom she deems fit.

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