Monday, February 13, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Warner Todd Huston
On January 23rd, General Michael Hayden spoke to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It seems that the MSM hopes that his remarks go unnoticed because his points tend to make foolish these claims of "domestic spying" that the left has been hurdling at president Bush since the probably illegal divulging of the program in the press.
General Hayden said some very important things in this talk. Things that should help clarify how we should all evaluate what has been going on with the NSA since before and after the attacks on 9/11. Hayden introduced some common sense into the mass of ill thought-out assumptions that have been coursing through the MSM.
Hayden reminded us, for example, how blind to possible attacks by terrorists on US soil we were before 9/11. He admits that we knew that Mohamed Atta and his crew were in the US. But he says that "we did not know anything more" because prior to 9/11 "Mohamed Atta and his fellow 18 hijackers would have been presumed to have been protected persons, U.S. persons, by NSA ".
Terrorists protected by our own laws and institutions. Terrorists prevented from discovery. Terrorists allowed to go on planning their murderous attacks without molestation. The result was the World Trade Center and surrounding buildings coming down with the deaths of thousands of Americans. This is the time to which leftists in America want to return....................
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