You’re Either With Us or You’re Against Us, Mr. President
It looks to me like you’re against us.
Just as the idea that “it was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it” became the derisive (and accurate) analysis of America’s illogical strategy during the Vietnam War, Bush’s idea that it’s necessary to defile the Constitution in order to protect our Constitutional freedoms is now the bottom line on his War on Terror.
President Bush said it himself in his speech on Saturday when he defended authorizing electronic eavesdropping without first obtaining the required warrants: “This authorization is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists. It is critical to saving American lives…to protect them and their civil liberties. And that is exactly what I will continue to do so long as I’m the president of the United States.”