Monday, September 17, 2007

Feel safer yet?

And here we were thinking all this time that this country was founded in opposition to such things.

When did "security" become a catchall excuse for unreasoning, pointless tyranny? Was it on 9/11 itself, or was it in the period between 9/11 and February 2003, when we couldn't find our voices?


D said...

This is absolute bullshit but on a side note, you going to write anything about the proposed new AG?

nb said...

Mukasey? He was the judge in the Padilla case. I dunno, he seems like about the best we can hope for from Bush. I'm not impressed, but at least he's not part of the Regency U/Heritage/Scaife mob. He isn't plugged in to the Bush mafia structure like Gonzales was, so that's at least a step up. I think he'll end up being like SecDef Gates: independent from direct control by Cheney Inc., but without a whole lot of real authority to make meaningful policy changes.

He'll probably skate during confirmation; Democrats will make a big show of "asking tough questions" and then confirm him near-unanimously.

They don't seem to take that part of the job description seriously anymore....