December 18, 2005


John McCain: Bush Right to Use NSA (NewsMax, 12/18/05)

Sen. John McCain disappointed Democrats on Capitol Hill on Sunday by defending the Bush administration's decision to use the National Security Agency to monitor a limited number of domestic phone calls in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Saying that Sept. 11 "changed everything," McCain told ABC's "This Week": "The president, I think, has the right to do this."

"We all know that since Sept. 11 we have new challenges with enemies that exist within the United States of America - so the equation has changed."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2005 4:17 PM

Your move, Giuliani.

Posted by: Timothy at December 18, 2005 5:08 PM

Guiliani has already written in favor of the permanent extention of of the Patriot Act, which I think subsumes support of use of NSA wiretapping. Good to see McCain tagging along.

Posted by: h-man at December 18, 2005 5:46 PM

Our fellow Amerikins on the left are viewing all this w/glee and believe that they're on a bus bound for victory over the more evil than Nixon Bushhitlertalabanites.

Posted by: Dave W at December 18, 2005 7:17 PM

Yes, we've been listening to their telephone calls.

Posted by: jefferson park at December 18, 2005 7:58 PM

Jefferson: LOL

The next president who suffers in the polls for taking a hard line against our enemies will be the first.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 18, 2005 8:10 PM