Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Step in the Right Direction

From Reuters:

The government can continue to use its [NSA terrorist surveillance program] pending the Justice Department's appeal of a federal judge's [ridiculous] ruling outlawing the program, an Appeals Court in Cincinnati ruled on Wednesday.

The ruling overturned [liberal, Jimmy Carter appointed] District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor's decision last week to deny a lengthy stay in the case, which is expected to end up with the Supreme Court [where the High Court will almost certainly overturn the Diggs decision].

In August, Taylor [incorrectly] ruled that the National Security Agency's five-year-old [terrorist] surveillance program, [a successful, eminently sensible program which has saved countless lives and poses little to no risk to civil liberties] implemented as part of the government's war on terrorism, violates the civil rights of Americans.

The [head-in-the-sand] American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit in March on behalf of [liberal] scholars, [saboteurs], attorneys, journalists and non-profit groups that regularly [undermine our national security and] communicate with people in the Middle East.

[In related news, terrorists are still actively plotting to attack our country and kill innocent people.]