What have we learned today? A couple things. First, our politicians are in the tank for Israel/AIPAC. Second, Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program was used against Democrats to blackmail them and bring them under heel. What will the likely results of this startling revelation be? If history is any judge, the American people can expect a rigorous, objective investigation into this matter, the abandonment of warrantless wiretapping, and a top-down re-appraisal of U.S. policy towards Israel. … Oh wait. I think I messed up. What I meant to say was, if history is any judge, the American people can expect absolutely nothing.
Oh yeah, we also learned that Bush wasn’t a total failure. His spying program worked exactly as planned. Mission accomplished.