Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We also need torch-and-pitchfork insurance

Orwell lives! Bush said this, after signing the FISA ammendment -- and it's sad I didn't get to this earlier:
When Congress returns in September the Intelligence committees and leaders in both parties will need to complete work on the comprehensive reforms requested by Director McConnell, including the important issue of providing meaningful liability protection to those who are alleged to have assisted our Nation following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
"alleged to have assisted our Nation". Priceless. Note this well: you only need "liability protection" from "allegations" if there's a good chance you've committed a crime. If you've assisted the government in committing a crime, well, the government protects it's own. But still, the Bush Administration has come as close as it can to saying, yup, they're a bunch of criminals.

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