Wire tap, shmire tap!
The left keeps coming up with "new" information they are sure will make Bush supporters come to their senses. They keep repeating the catalogue of (to them) horrible things that they think the Bush administration has done. The thing is, they just don't get it. We are not offended by the things that offend them at all. No matter how often they repeat their litany of Bush's evil crimes on the John Stewart show, a light bulb is not going to go off in our heads and tell us that we have changed our minds about Bush and Co. We just don't have the delicate sensibilities that they do. Those on the left have not changed their stance on the war despite the positive news coming out of Iraq, so why would we change ours because of negative news. I work at the library and the librarians don't seem to realize that freedom of information and the right to privacy are mutually exclusive. You can't have both. We have a lot of books at the library on how to find people. We also have many unauthorized biographies that violate the subjects' privacy. Apparently, the librarians feel that once something is printed into book form or printed in the New York Times and stated as fact, that there can be no holding back the information and to do so would be censorship. I no longer expect the crazies on the left to make sense, but they need to understand the way we think and not assume that if we only knew what they knew, we would believe what they believe. It is never going to happen that way. I don't care if they wire tap the phones of the grannies of terrorist suspects. It does not bother me one bit. I have a few Middle eastern friends and. if the Government thought that one of them was involved in a terrorist plot and recorded their phone calls to me, I wouldn't care. One of the funniest stories I ever heard was about a white colonial family in Africa. The mother of the family went to get some linen out of a cabinet, for a dinner party and found a cache of machetes wrapped in the linens. The police were called to the scene and arrested the family's beloved nanny. The African nanny had raised the mother and was now raising the woman's children. The nanny had joined the Mau Mau rebel group. The mother was in shock and found it hard to believe that her loving nanny would plan to kill her and her children. The only regret the nanny expressed upon discovery and arrest was that she had not succeeded in slaughtering the children. So you see, although I have some sympathy for the nanny, it just goes to show you never can tell.