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January 19, 2006

The Sort of Incisive Commentary Time Pays St. Andrew For

I don't see why we can't monitor al Qaeda this way and follow the law, that's all. If we need to finesse the law, fine. One other critical point. Oversight helps identify errors and mistakes. It's a small insurance policy to avoid self-inflicted black eyes. And it's not as if this administration hasn't given itself a few. Too little secrecy can hurt us. So can too much.

Summing up:

We can't both pursue Al Qaeda "this way" and follow the law. From previous posts we know it's "outrageous" that we've violated the law (at least according to noted Constitutional scholar St. Andrew of the Sacred "Heart-Ache"). But "finessing" (i.e., breaking) the law is "fine."

The Administration has given itself a few "black eyes." Exclusive. Must credit Andrew Sullivan.

Too little secrecy can hurt us. Surprisingly enough, however, too much secrecy can hurt us too. In much the same way, chocolate is good, but not too much of it.

St. Andrew has two modes of expression: over-the-top hyperemotional shrillness and silly, nothing little farts of bromides that even David Broder would consider to be too bland and empty.


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