Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Just as the GOP embarrassed the Democrats by forcing a vote on Murtha's call to pull the troops out of Iraq, they ought to follow up by calling for a vote to support all legal methods of monitoring communications by and between suspected terrorists.

They key here is the word legal. The GOP needs to put pressure on the Democrats to support such a resolution... or face the public pressure of opposing steps that help keep us safe.

And once the resolution passes, then their criticisms of what Bush has authorized falls into the category of nuance... something that bores the public.