Keith Olbermann’s special comment on FISA last night had so much to love, but my favorite part was the quote from Ted Kennedy:
The President has said that American lives will be sacrificed if Congress does not change FISA. But he has also said that he will veto any FISA bill that does not grant retroactive immunity. No immunity, no new FISA bill. So if we take the President at his word, he is willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies.
Bookends nicely with John Conyers:
A lot’s been said about what some call ‘patriotic phone companies.’ Are these the same companies that cut off the FBI FISA wiretaps because the FBI hadn’t paid its phone bill? This is breaking news.
The arguments being made in defense of granting retroactive telecom immunity are ludicrous, and yet — they make them.
(Sign the petition to tell the House to stand strong on FISA here)