Dodd to block retroactive immunity for telcos
10.18.07 -- 2:27PM // link
Dodd to Block Telecom Immunity
In an exclusive, TPM Election Central reports that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) will put a hold on the new FISA legislation if it includes retroactive immunity for telecoms.
Now, where do I send the check?
Notice the strategic value of having news sources, like TPM, that we can trust.
UPDATE Glenn has an excellent interview with Dodd, go read. I'm going to quote Glenn's conclusion re: Mukasey because it shows what the stakes are so well:
The very idea that [Mukasey,] a nominee for U.S. Attorney General is explicitly open to the possibility that the President can indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens on U.S. soil with no charges is unfathomable. That is the most extreme, un-American and tyrannical power that exists. And yet, not only does his answer trigger virtually no mention by our [sic] media, it is almost certain that Mukasey will be confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate without a ripple. That is why there is no higher priority than forcing attention on these issues and supporting and rewarding those rare instances of meaningful action -- such as Dodd's today -- in defense of the rule of law and our basic constitutional liberties.
Bingo. Wouldn't it have been great if all the Democratic presidential candidates, and all the Democratic Senators, had done the simple, obvious, right thing, and stood up for Constitutional government? Isn't it pretty to think so....