Tuesday, January 03, 2006

NY Times Editor Denounces Paper Holding Spying Story

NY Times Opinion
THE New York Times's explanation of its decision to report, after what it said was a one-year delay, that the National Security Agency is eavesdropping domestically without court-approved warrants was woefully inadequate. And I have had unusual difficulty getting a better explanation for readers, despite the paper's repeated pledges of greater transparency.

This issue pretty much follows party lines -the right says no law was broken, the left is sceaming for impeachment. I feel that the law was broken in this case. And that the NSA should cease right now. We don't know if the callers recorded where American citizens or not, but who's to say that when an American is contacted by a terrorist that the NSA won't eavesdrop on that line? No one because the NSA is a tightly closed organization that has little oversight. The right argues that lives may have been saved by the eavesdropping NSA, but my stand is that if we give up some of our freedoms just to be a little safer then the enemy has all ready won the war regardless of the outcome of the battle.

posted by David at 9:48 AM :: Permalink ::

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