I was reading a poll that they were touting over at Redstate (yes I go there to read the blogs!) saying how 64% of Americans approve the eavesdropping.
here's a snip
December 28, 2005--Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.
Now here's my problem:
Isn't the real issue here about evesdropping indiscrmnately and illegally on domestic phone calls and not getting proper secret warrants within an allowed time
That's how I understood the issue. And it seems to me that this poll is questionning the issue through an irrelevant strawman argument and not the actual crux of the current dilemma facing the Bushies.
Am I off base here??
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.
Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while 26% are not sure.
Well, again, I have the same problem here. It seems that Rasmaussen is broadening the supposed "executive activity" into a larger category to obfusgate the actual issue at hand.
As you can imagine, the RSers are eating this up in gobs. It goes good with Kool-Aid, I hear.