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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Keep Eavesdropping On The Terrorists

That's what the majority of the American people are saying according to a Rasmussen Reports survey.
  • 64% of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States.
  • 68% of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.
  • Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news.
  • 48% say he is not while 26% are not sure.
  • 81% of Republicans believe the NSA should be allowed to listen in on conversations between terror suspects and people living in the United States.
  • 51% of Democrats and 57% of those not affiliated with either major political party believe the NSA should be allowed to listen in on conversations between terror suspects and people living in the United States.


Matty the Damned 12/29/2005 11:28:00 AM  


How many of your retarded country men believe that the bible is the DIVINED WORD OF GOD?

Something which lays waste to the rest of your 'argument' don't you think?

(Who is certain Kretin Kevin will censor this post)

Kevin 12/29/2005 02:38:00 PM  


I believe the Bible is the word of God. Nothing wrong with that, and it has not one thing to do with the NSA acting to protect America.

By the way - the next time you speak rudely to me - I'll not publish another one of your comments. I thought you might be capable of debate, but obviously I was wrong. Tiresome you are - intelligent you are not.

Bucko 12/29/2005 04:56:00 PM  


MtD has more smarts in his o-ring than you have with all sparks firing.

Please remember that we live in a republic, not a strict democracy. While public-opinion polls might make you feel better justifying the illegal surveillence of US citizens by their own government, they can never make it right.

In fifty years, this era will be as much a head-scratcher as the McCarthy Witchhunt era.

Des gros bisous,

Kevin 12/29/2005 10:19:00 PM  

I don't know about that - McCarthy turns out to have been right - there was communist infiltration in the government.

Also, you live in Australia - do what you want there. And while we may both be republics - the majority in MY republic - the USA - thinks the NSA surveillance was a good thing - and when we vote, we'll vote for the party that approved the NSA surveillance. America's Democratic Party has picked the very wrong side of this debate.

And I doubt Matty's "O-ring" is tight enough to hold on to a extra large dildo - much less any "smarts."

Muslihoon 12/30/2005 12:30:00 PM  

What's wrong with eavesdropping? Doesn't hurt anyone. It's for a good purpose.

After all, when was the last time terrorists planned to crash full civilian aircraft into tall buildings in Australia? Australia, of course, should not be one to comment: you have your own major problems which we have managed to handle quite successfully. (Even though there are significant Muslim "ghettoes," Muslims end up engaging and to some degree assimilating into our society.)

In the future, Americans will applaud our actions, if they don't think we should have done more. Bush will go down as a courageous, strong, decisive, and even obstinant leader.

And Kevin is very correct about Communist infiltration. Just read the Sword and the Shield. A former high-level member of the KGB defected to the US with a treasure trove of documents. He proves that the US was very much infiltrated by Communists. We almost had a Soviet-supporting president, who would have no doubt appointed a significant number of KGB agents into the Cabinet. FDR's last-minute replacement of his Vice Presidential candidate saved us from potentially becoming compromised.

Interestingly, Mitrokhin says that when the Soviet Union really needed the help of American infiltrators, they could not do anything: they were flushed (or went into hiding) because of the McCarthy actions.

I also find it highly interesting that the one institution they tried hard to infiltrate but were unsuccessful in doing so was the Roman Catholic Church (the Latin Rite especially; the Soviets had thoroughly infiltrated the Orthodox Churches under their control and had limited success with Eastern Rite Catholic bodies). In the end, the Vatican elects a Polish Pope who did all he could to break the chains of Soviet oppression in Poland. Not that this would have been a surprise: the Catholic Church in Poland was always a feisty critic of the Socialist regime.

Perhaps English is not your first language, but regarding the Word of God, the correct term is "divine," not "divined." "Divined" means to have found something through divination or fortune-telling. The scribes of the Scriptures did not use cards, dice, bones, arrows, dowsing rods, or other methods of divination to pen the Scriptures.

Plus, I think Kevin's a hottie. So no insulting him. He's also the blog-host. It's bad manners to be rude to one's host.

ThatGayConservative 12/31/2005 06:26:00 PM  

Do you suppose Australians would allow surveillance to prevent something like the Bali bombing again?
Or would Austrailians not allow it and just live with their countrymen being blown to hell?

On an interesting note, when you look around, you can find legal justification for the surveillance. On the flipside, the only "evidence" that it's illegal is because liberals said so.

Muslihoon 1/01/2006 01:32:00 AM  

Ah, good point, thatgayconservative! I never thought about that. Thanks!

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