Thursday, August 10, 2006

God Bless the Brits

“We are confident that we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction and to commit, quite frankly, mass murder. Put simply, this was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale.”-London Metropolitan Police commissioner Paul Stephenson

Just in case anybody forgot, we are in the middle of a war.

Thank God for the British authorities. They did excellent work in unearthing this latest evil plot.

By the way, they used “sneak and peak” tactics to go into the homes of the terrorist suspects. These are tactics not permitted in the U.S. without a warrant.

There’s a lesson here: Give the authorities whatever powers they need during wartime. Let’s not forget the importance of total electronic surveillance, in addition to “sneak and peek.”

By the time you tell the right number of Senators, House members, various judges, assorted bureaucrats and God knows who else, it could be too late. Please think of that.

There are reasons for taking these wartime measures which may infringe upon civil liberties, but does anyone truly believe we should be worried about the civil liberties of terrorists?

It is a miracle that the British security folks uncovered this plot. Their work saved untold innocent lives. God bless them.