Wednesday, December 21, 2005

NSA wiretapping kerfuffle

For a legal reviev of the NSA wiretapping kerfuffle, see Powerline's posts from December 17 through today.

And here are William F. Buckley Jr.'s conclusions on the matter:
What is a reasonable verdict from a conservative/libertarian on what happened?
  1. The president did his job of attempting to outmaneuver the enemy.
  2. The press may have overdone its interceptive curiosity, but it performed the function of a free press.
  3. The legislative arm yielded to the demands of national security.
  4. The courts, acknowledging a natural division of responsibilities, stayed away.
And for a snarky version of the left's views on the matter, see Sadly, No!'s posts from recent days.