Thursday, December 16, 2004

Media’s bad intelligence on the intel bill

There's quite a few items in the intelligence bill which Joel points out of which I wasn't aware. Even though, I still think the Intelligence czar is stupid and another layer of government that is not needed and perhaps will hinder efforts in the future. But that's Congress's job isn't it, to complicate and obfuscate!

While true that Chairman Sensenbrenner lost his bid to close security loopholes that could be exploited—particularly drivers licenses for illegal aliens that could be used to board flights—he was perhaps the biggest winner in terms of ensuring the inclusion of controversial clauses in the bipartisan bill.

Ironically, the steely Wisconsin Republican scored several significant victories precisely because his even more controversial “immigration” provisions dominated Democrats’ focus.


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