posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:33 PM
I'll admit it, I'm old enough (just barely!) to have flashbacks to the old days of the Watergate scandal upon reading Sen. Specter's letter.
But this seems far more scarey!
At least with Watergate, all you had was a group of partisan "players" who got caught on the wrong side of the law, and then tried to cover their
Sen. Specter's letter hints of a concerted, meglomaniacal power-grab by an Administration wontonly willing to sacrifice the very Constitution of the
United States to secure its desires. That he is making these charges against the very leaders of his own Party! speaks almost Apocalyptically
to the seriousness of the threat he perceives. That the good Senator would make his objections non sub rosa, as it were, harkens to the very
immediacy of that threat.
A small point of confusion, though: Senator Spector referes at least twice in his letter to illegal "wiretaps". Although I'm sure this was
scribbed as nothing more than colloquial "short-hand" for a more technical (and possibly, classified?) procedure; it is a characterization
which many on this board, at least!, will dispute in an effort to discredit and diminish the importance the Senator's observations.
Still, it is hard, and possibly foolish, to view this release as anything but one more sign that "Things Are Seriously Wrong In The Heavens".