bush.jpgDigby:

Krauthamer just said that he needs to see a case of abuse before he is convinced that the leakers in the illegal NSA spying case are whistle blowers. That’s interesting. It shouldn’t be required to show harm in a criminal case like this, but perhaps on a public relations level this is really what needs to happen.

I believe there is only a one percent chance that this extra-constitutional power grab did not result in abuse. The FISA court and the justice department both pulled in the reins in 2004 for a reason. The president kept this program secret long past the time he could have developed some reasonable legislation to accomplish what he needed to accomplish. There is something very wrong with this program or they wouldn’t have handled it the way they did.

Everyone who thinks Dubya would never play dirty and use this kind of power against his opponents raise their hand.

(photo via Dependable Renegade)

Update: I’ll be on Sean-Paul Kelly’s radio show on station KTSA in San Antonio, TX from 7:00 – 7:30 PM PST, and I’m following Amato who will be on from 6:30 – 7:00 PM PST. You can stream it here.