The paranoid attacks on the use of wiretaps and emails are quite amusing. Some of us
have forgotten we face two enemies in America. Everyone is familiar with the bug eyed Jihadist shouting Allah Ahkbar as he prepares to slit throats. If anyone thinks that all Muslim terrorist look like dark skinned versions of Jack Elam with a head scarf and a turban they are mistaken. This does not mean that Mustafa at your local news stand is a terrorist. However, a rational policy places Mustafa under more scrutiny then Mr Park my beloved Korean dry cleaner.
The second enemy is the far left who are aiding the Jihadists. Fighting terror is not like fighting the mafia or even the Crips. Organized crime and to a lesser extent street gangs are criminal enterprise. Smacking planes into office towers is assymetrical warfare. We are not talking about a bookie or a prostitution ring we are talking about life and death.
Terrorists do not wear uniforms and are not entitled to any legal protection. In fact once caught in the field they should be sent to Allah. A perfect example is the actions of Germany who quietly traded a convicted terrorist for a hostage. If we need intelligence terrorists are entitled to zero protection. I do not advocate physical torture but humiliation and all psychological warfare is fair game. My problem with panties on the head at Abu Gharib was this was done gratuitously.
If I can get the information I need by doing the same by all means. If the Jihadis do not like Metalica then blast it all day. Put 100 of them in a room and force them to watch Yently and Lifetime movies. Confinement is not meant to be a country club and make them do useless work as in Cool Hand Luke. Farouk dig that ditch and about three hours later tell Farouk " Hey who told you to put dirt in my yard ". The above treatment is familiar to many people who work 9-5 . If it is good enough for many American workers it is appropriate for terrorists.
Many on the left play a disgusting series of games with 9-11. There is the most familiar series of conspiracies invariably blaming jooos for acts carried out by Muslim thugs. Then the next game they play is you are talking about internment. No we are talking about extra scrutiny so that internment does not become what an enraged American people want.
Then the next game the far left plays is "the added security is paving the way for a new type of McCartyite facism". The second group placed under scruitiny should be the far left. The far lefts record of treason and working with hostile enemies intelligence services is a fact . Sedition and treason are not protected under the first amendment. Mark Levin who is a Constitutional scholar also informs us international phone calls are not protected.
The record of the current administration on dissent pales to that of the previous administration. The Clinton administation used the Rico act against Pro Life organizations can one imagine the uproar if the Bush Adminstration followed that precedent against Code Pink. Lets not forget what side of the aisle had stacks of FBI
files of GOP activists. That scandal was far greater then Watergate and linked to Hillary Clinton. I would love to see the press outrage about a similar set of FBI files of Tom Hayden , Noam Chomsky and Michael Moron.
Let the administration but my email and my phone conversations. I have zero to hide and my conversations would bore the agents to death. Beakerkin " Pickup some apple cider on your trip home". They might be amused about a series of laundry jokes that the locals seem amused with. They swear that Vermonters only use powder and hang their clothes out to dry in thirty below.