Friday, November 21, 2008

An American MI5?

There's a rumor out in the right-wing British papers that Obama plans to set up a "domestic spying" agency in the Department of Homeland Security, that will be modeled after Britain's MI5.

I have no idea if it's true, but I think it's a good idea. (This may surprise some readers. But attentive readers will note that Small Precautions, while critical of the Bush regime on many counts, has never criticized Bush on the substance of domestic wiretapping -- though the fact that it was not legislated and simply decided by diktat was reprehensible.)

If this comes to pass, prepare for a festival of hypocrisy from both right and left in this country

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