Colin Powell and Domestic Spying

Yesterday on ABC Colin Powell commented on the fact that President Bush authorized domestic spying.

“But I'm very aware, from my earlier incarnation as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as a national security advisor, of these kinds of activities.

And in the aftermath of 9/11, the American people had one concern, and that was to protect us. And so, I see absolutely nothing wrong with the president authorizing these kinds of actions.”

He went on to say that it wouldn’t have been hard to get the warrants, “But for reasons that the president has discussed and the attorney general has spoken to, they chose not to do it that way, and they have briefed members of the Congress over the years on this program.”

So what does this mean? To me it means that an honorable individual who has had major disagreements with President Bush has put the controversy to rest. He has said what most people believe; that this program was very necessary in the fight against terrorism, and legal. Although, that’s not going to stop a certain political party that has aided our enemy for nearly a year now but it will help to isolate their selective outrage. The Democrats deny being weak on terrorism but they can’t stop themselves from supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. And you know what’s interesting; this type of wiretapping would be less necessary if the Democratic Party had not dismantled our Intelligence gathering capability. When you drastically slash the budgets for the organizations that provide life saving Intelligence then complain when that agency is left only to use wiretaps, you must be a democrat.