A Thought

Ken AshfordWiretapping & SurveillanceLeave a Comment

Re the NSA wiretapping.

It’s true that we don’t seem to understand much of the details about the scope or nature of the wiretaps.  But many (including my mother) have argued along these lines: "Who cares?  I haven’t done anything wrong, so I have nothing to worry about."

Well, Clinton’s blowjobs in the White House didn’t affect anybody (other than participants) either, but that didn’t stop people from making the point that, as American citizens, we should all be concerned about the "rule of law", etc.

But that aside, doesn’t that argument work against Bush?  In other words, if Bush did nothing wrong or illegal re the NSA wiretaps, why is he opposed to having hearings on them?