Reason and Consequences: Bush vs. Judge Taylor

The media and the blogs are all a twitter with the conventional wisdom that Judge Taylor’s reasoning was in some aspects faulty though the result she reached was the correct one.

It’s true … she could have simply relied on FISA to halt the warrantless wiretapping program, but isn’t everybody missing the bigger point.

In authorizing and engaging in the program, the legal reasoning of the Bush administration was not only faulty but led to the wrong result … a result that has likely involved violating the legal rights of an untold number of American citizens.

So anyone expressing disdain for Judge Taylor’s reasoning should, if they’re intellectually honest, quadruple their disdain for the Bush administration and its plainly illegal program.

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