Friday, January 16, 2009

Bush Wins in Court....Again

News here of a rather significant victory for the Bush Administration in its prosecution of the war on terror. The obscure and super-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review upheld the government's contention of the right to warrantless wiretapping under certain circumstances.

What's useful to remember about this ruling isn't the ruling is the indisputable fact that over the course of the past few years, while there have been a few notable setbacks to the Administration in US courts, the record of performance of Bush's Justice Department in the US court system has been superb. The President's team took the view that the nation was at war, and as Commander-in-Chief, the President has powers to prosecute that war that transcend the everyday, the mundane. This contention has largely stood the test of time in numerous cases. It is good and proper that it has.

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