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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Glenn Greenwald Explains It All


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I just discovered the person who is going to lead me through the domestic spying scandal, Glenn Greenwald.

In the clip above, he's a model of clarity and logic.

He undercuts the Republican spin that this is a partisan witch hunt, explaining that it's a bipartisan issue of whether we live under the rule of law. He also points out that there's a long history of presidential abuse of this power, which is the reason we enacted this judicial oversight in the first place. No one has any idea who's being eavesdropped on, whether it's Al Qaeda, Vegan activists, or Quakers, precisely because there's been no judicial oversight.

And his web site is even better.

If you have RealPlayer, you can listen to the whole 45 minutes:
Full Program


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2 Comments:

  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Yeah, I've been reading his stuff for a while on the subject. He's a former civil rights lawyer so he really knows his stuff. He met with the Senators on the Judiciary Committee to try to suggest what kinds of questions they should ask Gonzales--in fact, he developed example questions in great detail on his blog with help from his readers. From his reports, Democratic Senators are really scared of this issue, totally wet-their-pants worried about being portrayed in the media as objectively pro-Al-Qaeda. Which they really need to deal with somehow, since it's going to happen anyway.

     
  • At 4:44 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    I'm in Connecticut and the NPR station here wasn't airing his interview. I'll check out the aftermath on his site.

    He's my new celebrity crush.

     

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