Patriot Games

Steven Taylor passes on word that the Patriot Act is suddenly turning into a major political plus for the Bush Administration. I’ve got some misgivings about parts of the act, but this stands to reason. One can’t–honestly, anyway–simultaneously complain that Bush and Co. didn’t do enough with the disparate intelligence information they had prior to 9/11 and fault the legislation that aims at solving the most serious problem that we’ve identified.

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  1. legion says:

    Oh, hell yes we can complain! If my doctor misdiagnoses my hernia, that’s bad. If he tries to fix it by amputating my foot, that’s worse.

  2. Paul says:

    Perhaps James should have said one can not “honestly and intelligently” complain…

  3. legion says:

    I see. So before any debate even begins, disagreeing with your basic assumptions makes me either dishonest or stupid. Feh.