The Real Question Is: Are We At War?

Even if you don't agree with its conclusions, you owe it to yourself to read this Andy McCarthy piece on the NSA surveillance flap. It's an excellent primer (or refresher course) on how the programs came into being, what the arguments were and which reasons carried the day back in 2004, and why we are suddenly re-fighting them. He argues, persuasively to my mind, that the issue isn't really privacy -- it's does the nation think it is at war? RTWT.