Political opinion from a peace-nik, left-wing independent Democrat
Friday, May 12, 2006
"Are you telling me that tens of millions of Americans are involved with Al Qaeda?"
Michael V. Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA.
While head of the NSA, he oversaw the program that recorded the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans.
"Are you telling me that tens of millions of Americans are involved with Al Qaeda?" -Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont.
Senator Arlen Specter, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he would call executives of AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon "to see if we can learn some of the underlying facts."
He said he would question them about "what we can't find out from the Department of Justice or other administration officials."
"We all hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cause he might be all that stands between us and a full blown dictatorship in this country." - Jack Cafferty on CNN.
I am a part-time blogger and an occasional Democratic Party volunteer living in Moline, Illinois (part of the Quad Cities). My day job is as a computer programmer with a Davenport, Iowa company that provides software to automobile dealerships.