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But the Liberals Are Against Warrantless Taps

Reader comment on item: Telephoning the Enemy

Submitted by Joe Levi (United States), Apr 19, 2006 at 19:06

Several years ago, I watched as the head of the Muslim organization (Los Angeles) accused the major Jewish organizations (nationwide), of being "extremist". I almost fell over in my chair. Subsequently, I wrote a letter to the PBS station that aired this
interview, accusing them of bias, in not having someone to refute the statements. This same person, typically, talks from both sides of his mouth..and his rebuttals are often times seen in Jewish publications. I have also written my Senators (California) to oppose their stands in Congress on the phone taps of US citizens (or others) to believed terrorists and terrorist organizations abroad.

In this time of crisis, the President has acted lawfully in my opinion. Warrants in these limited circumstances are counter productive in protecting US. If there is no evil intent in a conversation, why should anyone be bothered or feel a loss of civil rights? Does Hamas, and Islamic Jihad or Hezbollah, or the 40,000 Iranian suicide bomber cadre, feel any sympathy for those they kill? Are the Iraqi insurgents, who murder their own people (women and children included), entitled to any defense by our laws?

Some here in California believe we should be talking to Iran, negotiating is their word, while Iran tests new missiles and threatens Israel (and US interests) with destruction, or the wrath of the 40,000. If one terrorist attack is averted by listening in to conversations, w/o a warrant, then it was all worth the insignificant loss of freedom.

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