Return of the Gadfly 

The question arises: What is the government's (and, in particular, the Bush administration's) motivation for its domestic surveillance and recently revealed telephone data gathering programs? Oh sure, they say it's to catch terrorists (so much for the validity of the "fighting them over there so we won't have to fight them over here" mantra). But it's pretty obvious by now that the government hasn't needed (and doesn't need) to break the law to catch terrorists. Read more here.

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