The Democrats like to say they’re strong on National Security. In fact they make sure their press release included the words “tough” and “strong” so we would all know just how “tough” and “strong” they are.
But actions speak louder than words and in the House Intelligence Committee the Democrats tried to cut funding for the NSA until they found out more about the eavesdropping on terrorist phone calls.
WASHINGTON – The House Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to withhold funding from the nation’s intelligence director over concerns that his office, which was created to streamline operations in the nation’s spy community, is instead becoming bloated and bureaucratic.
At the same time, Republicans on the House panel defeated a Democratic push to suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in spy agency funding until the Bush administration provided more information about a controversial domestic espionage program being conducted by the National Security Agency.
The Washington Post continues to term it “domestic” spying under the principle that if you say something often enough it will be so.
The Democrats believe that anyone in the United States, citizen, legal or illegal immigrant has the absolute right to collaborate with foreign terrorists to attack America, Americans or American interests without worrying about being monitored by our intelligence system.
No, that’s not right. They do accept that they can be monitored, but only if the intelligence agency can show a judge that probable cause exists that the conversation concerns a terrorist act that is aimed at the United States, our citizens or our interests.
No fair just monitoring phone calls to known terrorist associates, they might be planning something innocuous, like a trip to Disney World.