Saturday, December 02, 2006

saying yes to "intelligence"

Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi, incoming Speaker of the House, on her nomination of Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) to head the House panel on intelligence. Rep. Reyes voted against sending troops to Iraq, and is a vocal opponent of the president's NSA electronic surveillance program. It's about time somebody remembered the Fourth Amendment.

In an article in today's New York Times, the congressman said, "I take very seriously our obligation to provide the president with the tools that he needs to provide for national security, but I also reject the notion that the authorization for use of military force allows the president to ignore the Fourth Amendment and conduct warrantless surveillance on American citizens." Amen!