Friday, December 16, 2005

Patriot Act Extension Blocked in Senate

Sleeper Cells, Big Media Rejoice

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday blocked a vote to reauthorize 16 expiring provisions of the controversial USA Patriot Act.
So much for any kind dot connecting between agencies. So much for tearing down the wall between intel and law enforcement.

According to the story, Senator Vegas wants the Senate to 'take their time now to make the law right.'

And while the rest of Big Media spins this as a defeat for Bush, I can't help wonder who they think would be most hurt by another terrorist attack on this country. Apparently the newsies think they'll get a pass.

From Reuters:
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday and blocked legislation to renew the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.
(emphasis mine)
Apparently the rest of us aren't in a war. That's a relief because I was really sure the Islamists wanted us all dead.

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