Sunday, June 14, 2009


Diane picks up a story that got lost in the excitement over Iran's election. This can't be good. The Obama administration is setting up a new military division CyberCom, designed to combat cyberterrorism. Diane nails the underlying issue.
To begin with, the new military command working in conjunction with the NSA will be developing systems to snoop with more sophistication on domestic emails and internet usage. Because of the howls of outrage when the Bush program to do the same came to light, the Obama administration has decided to gamble on more openness when it comes to invading our rights to privacy. To accomplish this, they're framing the issue as a matter of national security.
One can't help but remember Obama's betrayal on the FISA vote and his upholding of immunity for the telecoms. I guess all that speculation at the time that he was just playing 11th dimensional chess and was really going to work to dismantle these programs once he got in office were a bit too optimistic. Looks like the only ones that got played was us. What a drag.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And yet the more reasons we find to criticize the man, the more the trolls will howl about us all being in the thrall of the messiah Obama, unable to think for ourselves.

8:32:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The trolls have truly lost all connection with reality. You could write a post totally trashing the Dems and they still call it cheerleading. I think part of the reason for all the violence is the cognitive dissonance is getting so great that their heads really are exploding...

9:25:00 AM  

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