Monday, February 13, 2006

Someting Is Not Right

Someting is not right about this whole business of fussing about wire taps, eavesdropping and such.

Here’s why:

1. The complexity of the Internet is so great and the resources of the Executive Branch are so deep that, realistically Bush and his helpers can read all the e-mails they want and there is no way of stopping them.

2. Terrorists know this.

3. There are many other ways bad people can communicate so that the NSA will not detect them. My favorite is that they can use comment spaces on busy blogs to post encoded messages to their partners. There must be many other ways, as well.

My suggestion is this: Let Sen. Arlen Spector conduct his investigation and by all means let the other Republican politicians in Congress stir up all dirt on Bush and his crowd and let the chips fall where they may.

We must never lose our focus on the big issues:

(a) Maintaining (and accelerating) U.S. innovation in science and business.

(b) Extricating the US from the Iraq mess.

(c) Re-joining the community of nations. Wars are terrible. Negotiation and co-operation are far superior. Let’s get back on track.

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