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August 13, 2006



Chertoff says U.S. needs more authority

The nation's chief of homeland security said Sunday that the U.S. should consider reviewing its laws to allow for more electronic surveillance and detention of possible terror suspects, citing last week's foiled plot.

Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, stopped short of calling for immediate changes, noting there might be constitutional barriers to the type of wide police powers the British had in apprehending suspects in the plot to blow up airliners headed to the U.S.

But Chertoff made clear his belief that wider authority could thwart future attacks at a time when Congress is reviewing the proper scope of the Bush administration's executive powers for its warrantless eavesdropping program and military tribunals for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


no, sorry, chertoff, you hack, what we need is BETTER GOTTDAMN LEADERSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we definitely do NOT need to undermine the Constitution !!!!

As Emptywheel and others have said several times, the issue of cargo security generally is a good issue for the Dems, not just from the standpoint of making us more secure, but also because it helps to price more real costs into the cost of imported goods, making manugfacturing in the US more competitive. That, in turn, means more jobs for US workers, even if it means stuff becomes more expensive.

The GOP are con artists, pure and simple.

Didn't the Republicans scoff at the idea of anti-terrorism being a law enforcement activity? Yet in the case of the latest arrests, that is exactly what it was.

And while the Bush administration is spending millions on constructing gigantic databases of personal phone call records, it wasn't the data mining which led to the arrests. Rather it was a tip off from the Muslim community in the U.K.

According to Bush: "the hateful ideologies that use terror will be defeated by the unstoppable power of freedom and democracy"

Maybe it is time to install freedom and democracy in the UK!

Re: Gel insoles

They have been singled out for restriction at Canadian airport security checkpoints, according to news reports I've seen here recently.

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