The US Senate voted 69-28 to approve approved revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies participating in the National Security Agency's (NSA) terrorist surveillance program.
In his rush to the center and away from his extreme left wing positions, Obama "shifted" from his "unequivocal" opposition to retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies, and voted for the expansion of the government’s power to invoke emergency wiretaps.
You may recall that after it revealed the NSA's Terrorist Surveillance Program, the New York Times was accused of doing so in order to sell a book.
Even the Washington Post took the Times to task for revealing the classified program.
It's way past time the Justice Department made some progress in tracking down the leaker. If we can spend who knows how much and more than two years to investigate who said what to whom to learn who revealed Plame worked for the CIA, we can damned well spend the necessary resources to determine who told the Times about the Terrorist Surveillance Program.
I still don't find the Terrorist Surveillance Program very bothersome. We are at war, even though too many pretend we are not. I like the idea that someone is keeping an eye on suspected terrorist communications.