This particular crime is, of course, treason. And if we are to believe "this is a time of war," then it would be treason during a time of war.
Karma. It's a bitch.
t r u t h o u t | McCain: I'd Spy on Americans Secretly, Too: "[N]either the Administration nor the telecoms need apologize for actions that most people, except for the ACLU and the trial lawyers, understand were Constitutional and appropriate in the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001. [...]The mistake was thinking there was an ethical bone remaining in McCain's body.
We do not know what lies ahead in our nation's fight against radical Islamic extremists, but John McCain will do everything he can to protect Americans from such threats, including asking the telecoms for appropriate assistance to collect intelligence against foreign threats to the United States as authorized by Article II of the Constitution."
McCain's new position plainly contradicts statements he made in a December 20, 2007, interview with the Boston Globe where he implicitly criticized Bush's five-year secret end-run around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop.