NSA Spying Keeps Fear Fresh
Let me just say up front, I'm all for spying on terrorists, whether they're texting on a mobile phone, talking on a land line from their village or hanging out shootin' the breeze on the steps of their local Sharia court. I just don't think we have to spy on every single person in the United States to make this happen.
While I think it's great a terror plot was apparently disrupted, I'm annoyed at how many people are now using this development to justify any and all NSA spying. Democrat and Republican politicians have alternately downplayed the risk of al Qaeda or warned of the terror group's resurgence depending on the political winds. I guess I'm just a bit jaded after the Snowden revelations, the Bradley Manning trial and the past, oh, twelve years, and am suspicious about the sudden appearance of a crucial terrorist intercept.
But, on a more upbeat note, Rep. Pete King makes an appearance in this cartoon. The Cartoon Gods have looked kindly on satire by bestowing such a great carticaturable face and crazed personality on humankind. May he live long, remain in office without destroying the world too much and continue to speak freely whenever a microphone is near.
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