The President's authorization of the NSA to monitor international calls was both appropriate and prudent after 9-11. In the end it will be proven to not only be legal, but the right thing to do. It no doubt saved American lives. And the disclosure of it by the New York Times borders on treason. Those who leaked it should be prosecuted.
The successful Iraqi election signals the beginning of the end of our military involvement there. We should continue our support until victory.
The failure to re-authorize the Patriot Act is all political and will put our nation at risk. I've read it, I've worked with it. It works.
This bill will also hurt the war on terror and grants greater protection to terrorists than it gives to our own soldiers. Our guarantee to not torture (something we cannot even define) will not keep them from cutting off heads and blowing up children. Oh, and Senator McCain, we don't need to ban torture to prove we are better than the terrorists. That is an indisputable fact.
If the Mexican government is against this new immigration bill, then it must be a good thing. It will help stop the uncontrolled flow of illegals into our country and improve our security.