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Thursday, February 13, 2003

William Safire on Privacy: While former Nixon speechwriter Safire has been banging the drums of war louder than anyone outside of the administration and FoxNews, he remains a fine civil libertarian. I wish he would just make the obvious Orwellian connection between endless war and the assault on civil liberties. Here's a small quote from the column:
Even as the nation braces for more terrorist murders, a Republican-led Congress absolutely refuses to give carte blanche to a Republican war president to treat all citizens as suspects. These legislators are attuned to the views of their voters; this means that a courageous constituency exists to defend personal freedom. (Sorry! While it's overall a good column, it's a bit short on good quotes.)