Alberto Gonzales takes on Sen. Patrick J. Leahy
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales closing statement:
I have highlighted the legal authority for the terrorist surveillance program. And I look forward to our discussion, and know that you appreciate there remain serious constraints of what I can say about operational details. Our enemy is listening. And I cannot help but wonder if they aren't shaking their heads in amazement at the thought that anyone would imperil such a sensitive program by leaking its existence in the first place, and smiling at the prospect that we might now disclose even more or perhaps even unilaterally disarm ourselves of a key tool in the War on Terror.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
The terrorist's may not be shaking their heads in amazement, but I am. We are at war and it seems a lot of people do not understand what that means. Bearing Drift has some thoughts on this issue here. The Powerline blog has this post from back in January. Another good read is by Jed Babbin in the American Spectator.
The leaking of this program is a set back in national security. The left still does not understand that. In my opinion when all the facts are known, the democrats will look like their mascot. If you look at this article in the WAPO and read the last few paragraphs you will see what most see. The left is living in a fantasy world.
My concern is when we see peaceful Quakers being spied upon, where we see babies and nuns who can't fly on airplanes because they're on a terrorist watch list put together by your government." Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)
Oh please Mr. Senator! God forbid we stand in line a little longer to ensure national security. Notice Leahy's use of "your government." I am glad it is not his government or national security would consist of simply stating "I am not a terrorist. You can trust me. Scout's honor." Hey senator! Go back to Fantasy Island and let the NSA do its job. I for one feel safer knowing you are not involved.