Yesterday, the Bush Administration announced an abrupt end to their warrantless domestic spying initiative.
Why did this happen only a few short weeks after Democrats took the majority of Congress? According to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, it is just a coincidence. In fact, innuendo to the contrary offends him.
I’m sorry. That last sentence actually made me laugh out loud. But really, this is obviously the Bush Administration getting their house in order to avoid impeachment. Clearly they knew this was an unconscionable, unconstitutional, and ultimately impeachable offense.
Whatever the impetus, I am thankful for it. But I fear this problem will be swept under the carpet, only to resurface with future administrations.