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?And for a snarky version of the left's views on the matter, see Sadly, No!'s posts from recent days.
- The president did his job of attempting to outmaneuver the enemy.
- The press may have overdone its interceptive curiosity, but it performed the function of a free press.
- The legislative arm yielded to the demands of national security.
- The courts, acknowledging a natural division of responsibilities, stayed away.