The good folks over at Red Planet Cartoons have a nice presentation on the expiration of the Protect America Act.
There’s the always-reliable Red Planet cartoon–reproduced above–along with an excerpt from “Lawyers Fiddle, America Burns”.
The Protect America Act – a modernization of the three-decade old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes intercepts of foreign communications – has expired.
Before departing on a 10-day recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats Thursday refused to vote on a reauthorization of the law – even though it passed by a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate earlier in the week.
However, House Democrats did find time to issue contempt-of-Congress citations to White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former counsel Harriet Miers. The citations relate to the overblown fired-federal-prosecutors “scandal” of a year ago.
And, as always, RP has a nice collection of links for anyone wanting to read a cross-section of facts and opinions on the issue.
When the Protect America Act expired, we went back to the same situation we were in before 9/11.
Guess who will yell the loudest and point fingers first the next time terrorists get through our defenses?
You go to the head of the class if you answered “Nancy Pelosi”, “Jack ‘The Marines are Killers’ Murtha”, or “Harry Reid”.
Take an Internet stroll over the Red Planet and check out “National Security Expires“