Peter King Claims Domestic Spying Would Have Prevented 9/11
Rep. King spoke with Jake Tapper: First, there’s no way agencies would have shared information as one of the most glaring mistakes gleaned from the 9/11 Commission’s report is that bureaucracy prevented such agency cooperation. Lastly, King presupposes that 9/11 was solely a terror problem. As I’ve addressed previously, 9/11 began as an immigration problem: You didn’t need NSA or its surveillance system to thwart | Read More »
I Am Not Rushing To Judgment On Edward Snowden
Earlier today I spoke with foreign policy expert Stephen Yates, who worked for the NSA for several years and served as an adviser to former VP Dick Cheney. Yates notes that Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the United States, yet it is interesting that Snowden chose there of all places. “To a simple minded-person, it’s close to Hawaii, has a lot of international | Read More »
Remember When Dems Supported Obama’s Extension Of The Patriot Act?
I was stunned to see the silence from the left on the Verizon data grab. We’re talking about a broad use of a poorly-interpreted law that should never have been signed into law in the first place. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued | Read More »