Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dems going soft on FISA reform?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes sounds like he’s ready to agree to a fair extent with President Bush on reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a big red flag.

I agree with the ACLU: The Clinton Administration had cell phones and the Internet on its hands and was perfectly able to work with the current FISA provisions. I don’t think there’s a need for change and certainly not for wholesale ones, such as immunizing telecom companies from criminal charges for what would right now be criminal cooperation with BushCo-type demands.