Monday, May 15, 2006

General Hayden and the Democratic Party

If we ever wanted a clear and current example of the utter uselessness of the Democratic Party, and why we need to just go ahead and build a party for leftists, oppressed nationalities, women and sexual minorities, this is it. General Michael V. Hayden was the architect of a clearly illegal effort to spy on millions of people without probable cause of anything, and he now represents the final push by the Department of Defense to consolidated its unitary control over intelligence. Nothing this administration has done smacks more of nascent fascism except the roundups and detentions of the unaccused.