A Dangerous Situation
Posted by Sal on November 24, 2006
The Democrats are already overreaching. Pat Leahey announced plans to subpoena classified information in Judiciary committee investigations. For those who thought that the Democrats would be tough on the war on terror, think again. Everything that has protected us from another terrorist attack in the last five years is about to be undone by the Democrats.
A month ago, I was on a plane to Florida for a vacation with Mrs. Sal. On the plane, we happened to sit next to an agent of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He was a fascinating seat-mate, and the stories he told were riveting. At one point, he was talking about terrorism, as DEA agents and other federal agents are often tasked to assist at important events. His comment, while not revealing anything, basically said (paraphrased) that “It’s not an accident that we haven’t had a terrorist attack since 9/11” and “You would not believe the security measures in place in this country”. All that being anecdotal, his point is well taken. The American people have taken for granted that there hasn’t been another terrorist attack in five years. President Bush is derided by both the right and the left for many reasons, some valid. But one should not forget his record on preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
The Democrats are about to tread in very dangerous water for us all. If they start forcing the release of classified documents, it will harm our efforts in fighting terrorism, and could lead to another attack. They would be wise to tread lightly.