Thursday, August 23, 2007

Illegal Government Wiretapping

This from Digby, whom I grow to respect more with each passing day:

"It's not obvious to me why the government would feel the need to write a law giving retroactive 'liability protection' to communications companies if communications companies hadn't been involved in something they need liability protection for. I guess it's more of that 'trust me' style of governance we now live under."
Me either. Her posts on Mike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence, are well worth reading.

Of course it's also true that making corporate complicity with illegal wiretapping retroactively legal takes Bush and Gonzales out of the tacky position of having to admit that illegal corporate wiretapping complicity means their government wiretapping was illegal, too. But we knew that.

The question is, does anybody in the real world care?