So yeah—Bush defended his warrantless wiretaps at the K-State speech today. You can see the tactic the Junta is going to now use….It’s not “warrantless wiretapping”….no, no….it’s “the Terrorist Surveillance Program.”
And it’s not “suicide bomber”, it’s “homicide bomber.” And it’s not “insurgent” it’s “terrorist.”
And it’s not “invading a country that didn’t attack us, using lies about non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction,” it’s “Freedom on the March.”
Gotta love how CNN frames the story, too: “President Bush and other officials Monday intensified their defense of a domestic surveillance program that supporters say protects against terrorism and critics say threatens civil liberties.”
There it is again: Security vs. Civil Liberties. The absolutely false dichotomy. Because it’s not about the program threatening civil liberties….it’s about the fact that it is AGAINST THE FUCKING LAW.
Don’t let the goalposts move, people. Publicly correct those who promulgate the Big Lie. That sentence should read: “…that supporters say protects against terrorism, and critics know is a violation of our laws.”
Don’t let them forget it. Shout it in the street if you have to.