Friday, December 30, 2005

Sorry MSM, the public didn't take the bait.

After the WaPo's revelation that the NSA had been eavesdropping on terrorist conversations, the Libs and the MSM were intent on creating an uproar and casting the administration as lawbreakers. Nevermind the fact that that Clinton had done nearly the exact same thing years ago, the libs wanted Bush's head on a platter, and so for the past week or so, all the lib politicians, and their counterparts in the MSM have been "outraged" over the NSA program.

Well, turns out that as expected, the American public doesn't mind much if we listen in on the terrorists, as revealed by a recent Rasmussen poll:

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.
Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news.

Bill Bennet sums it up nicely, when he discusses today's WaPo article on the NSA program during his "Morning in America" show:

There you have it: this is the dark and dirty world we live in. Hardly a police state, hardly a truant officer or dog catcher state: we use foreign intelligence to capture and kill al-Qaeda and move detainees around the world; we look at international finanical records, and eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. If anyone told you we did that at a water cooler would you even blink an eye?

Sorry libs, maybe next time you can jump onto a real issue, like actually present your own plan of what to do in Iraq.


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