Eugene Robinson and David Ignatius are a couple of clueless op-ed columnists for the Washington Post. In their most recent columns, both have concluded that the recently-disclosed NSA domestic surveillance program is illegal. They apparently made their determination without reviewing existing statutes, relevant case law, or U.S. history. By their standards, if a program "seems" wrong (or it's being run by an administration you don't like), why it must be illegal. Needless to say, their logic train has jumped the tracks, but it proves that liberal group-think is alive and well at the WaPo.
I hate to burst their smug little bubbles, but Mr. Robinson and Mr. Ignatius, meet Professor Robert Turner, co-founder of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He's one of the nation's leading authorities on the president's legal authority to conduct intelligence activities, and he's written a column of his own (in today's OpinionJournal that presents a convincing case for the president's right to gather foreign intelligence--without a search warrant.
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