Friday, October 19, 2007
New Dodd Tape Surfaces; CIA Will Authenticate
The way the Dodd campaign puts out video messages on YouTube reminds me, somewhat, of the way we get tapes from Osama bin Laden. Not only is the content patently anti-American, it is also apparently filmed in a cave in Tora Bora without any lights. I expect to hear the whir of a Yak-powered dialysis machine in the background.
I know the Dodd campaign is sucking wind badly, but can't they afford to pay the utility bill?
In his latest dispatch from someone's semi-finished basement, Dodd takes a moment to tell us how he's fighting George Bush today. He is attempting to place a hold on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. "I cannot any longer tolerate this administration's drum beat here to deprive us of basic rights in this nation here."
What has Dodd so outraged? The Bush administration wiretaps terrorists without warrants under its provisions. When our operations discover phone numbers on computers of Al Qaida operatives, naturally, we want to know what is being communicated over those lines, regardless of whether the calls are placed from within the United States by a US citizen or not.
Using this capability, incidentally, is the way they captured a guy named Iyman Faris,an American citizen plotting to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge.
But Dodd thinks terrorists need their privacy.
Maybe if he was more concerned with protecting American souls than keeping loopholes out there for terrorists to exploit, he would be more than 1% in national presidential polls, and could afford to light his headquarters and feed his campaign workers more than dingo shit.