Tuesday, February 26, 2008

FISA renewal / Nader's charges / Gaza

When your country calls,or you are under attack, we as citizens must respond.Americas telecommunication industries did just that after 9/11. It is no accident that we have not had another attack on our soil.The ability to intercept messages from throughout the world has been a major source of our ability to prevent the terrorists from creating havoc on our shores.
Now,the trial lawyers and the left have refused to renew FISA ,unless the right to sue these companies remains in place.
The Senate in a bipartisan move has passed a renewal bill with a retroactive immunity against such suits.The Democratic House leadership has refused,and the law is in limbo.
It is hard to believe that this is the leadership against terrorism that the Dems talk about.
Wouldn't it be nice if Hillary and Barack both urged their party leadership to stop the nonsense, and look out for America ahead of the trial lawyers.
What I didn't know yesterday until I read the text,was that Raph Nader's accusation agains Obama, was that in his previous "life" Obama was pro-Palestinian, and now for political sake had switched sides.

I urge every reader to examine Bret Stephens op-ed in todays WSJ.In his usual analytical style he examines the situation in Gaza,the potential choices open to Israel,and the reactions that Israel could expect from each approach.
It fits in perfectly with my thoughts from yesterdays blog.