The Bush Administration appears ready to float new legislation attempting to strengthen the Patriot Act.
Are we really having trouble stopping terrorists due to being hampered by the bill of rights when dealing with American Citizens, or is our existing structure of end-runs around the constitution, secret trials and tribunals already too much?
And will the Bush Administration continue to float such anti-American trial balloons such as tapping all Americans with the T.I.A, upsetting all and sundry – until their opponents get tired? What exactly is this political plan of theirs? Strictly a power grab, consequences be damned?