28 February 2009

Hope, Change and...

...Crawford, Texas...

The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, claimed national security would be compromised if a lawsuit brought by the Oregon chapter of the charity, Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, were allowed to proceed.

Now, civil libertarians hope the case will become the first chance for a court to rule on whether the warrantless wiretapping program was legal. It cited the so-called state secrets privilege as a defence against the lawsuit.

"All we wanted was our day in court, and it looks like we're finally going to get our day in court," said Al-Haramain's lawyer, Steven Goldberg. "This case is all about challenging an assertion of power by the executive branch, which is extraordinary."
Of course... unlike evil Oiljesus Bush-Hitler... "The One" can do no wrong...
(image via sc&a)


LAST WORD: It's true... "the sun never sets..."
“We are now involved in a kind of surreal mini-British civil war a few thousand miles away.”


Philanthropist said...

The Islamic Republik of Britain.

Neo Conservative said...

don't get too smug... by all recent accounts, it's not like it couldn't be happen here as well.