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2005_03_seal-thumb.jpgHoward Kurtz:

Some liberals, meanwhile, attacked the paper for holding the story for more than a year after earlier meetings with administration officials.

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Some liberals criticized The Post for withholding the location of the prisons at the administration’s request.

And in one fell swoop the whole matter of illegal wiretaps is now reduced to a partisan squabble instead of a justifiable concern about government overreach, invasion of privacy and complete disregard for the Constitution.

Someone should hip Bob Barr to the fact that he is now a Fellow Traveler:

What’s wrong with it is several-fold. One, it’s bad policy for our government to be spying on American citizens through the National Security Agency. Secondly, it’s bad to be spying on Americans without court oversight. And thirdly, it’s bad to be spying on Americans apparently in violation of federal laws against doing it without court order.

When Karl Rove gets frogmarched out of the White House he should take comfort in knowing that by the time he left the press were reduced to such a pack of trained seals.

Meanwhile in between recipes for the perfect Molotov cocktail and love poems to Kim Jong-il that librul rag Barrons says that Bush’s willful disregard for the law "is potentially an impeachable offense." Someone check Richard Morin for sharp objects.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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