After the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.
So what? I'd be upset if the president didn't take every precaution to protect U.S. citizens during a time of war.
The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny.
Does it strike you as odd that The New York Times decided to print this article now, on the very day the Senate debates renewing the Patriot Act?
Does the press feel any responsibility at all for the safety of Americans?
I smell a rat.