It's the doublethink, stupid
Jonathan at A Tiny Revolution has the courage to investigate Torture Gonzales' recent senate (non) testimony, and notes that while the AG claims NSA wiretapping to be a valid "wartime" prerogative of the pResident, he adamantly insists that there has been no declaration of war (he's right about that part). It's wartime, but we're not at war, or something. Orwell warned us about this crap, and Jim Marcinkowski points out that the Bushies are turning our country into one that reminds him of the "evil empire" that was widely believed to be Orwell's model for "1984." Doubleplusungood.