Monday, January 16, 2006

Welcome BS

The following opinion piece about Congressional hand ringing over renewing the Patriot Act provisions has all the standard misinformation talking points found in your average left of center US paper – from Bush defying the law with the NSA to the public being “shocked” over domestic spying – as well as the implied relation between NSA and the Patriot Act. What makes is different and even welcome is that it comes from a Beijing rag. Perhaps the Chinese reader will notice the concern the US Congress has between liberty and security and will draw a contrast to their own People’s government – assuming the piece is in the Chinese pages. Some good can come of anti-Bushism, yet.

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