Saturday, January 18, 2014

QOTD: Digby

On why we can't reform the NSA:

Someday we might even be able to truly "reform" these programs in a radical way (such as the opening up of government secrets proposed by the Moynihan Commission.) That would require a president committed to doing it along with a majority in congress that would support him or her. I wish I could see that happening some time soon, but I'm afraid that's just not possible in our current environment --- or maybe ever as long as we're a military empire determined to organize ourselves by a need to meet some existential threat (no matter how ludicrous.)

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