Civil liberties

Special Comment

Regarding Olbermann's FISA special comment from last night, Jane Hamsher noted this passage in which Olbermann quoted Senator Kennedy. This is the heart of the issue:

The President has said that American lives will be sacrificed if Congress does not change FISA. But he has also said that he will veto any FISA bill that does not grant retroactive immunity. No immunity, no new FISA bill. So if we take the President at his word, he is willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies.

That is beautiful. Kennedy via Olbermann summarized in three sentences what most of us have yet to tap into.