Daily Archives: August 25, 2007

The Latest Version of Lunatic Fringe

To echo the words of Microsoft senior security analyst Steve Riley: When does too much security become too much? When the cost of mitigating the risks outweighs the cost of that which you are trying to protect.

There have been a lot of dirty politics involving the Bush Administration, all the laws they keep changing or trying to change to make their illegal activites legal and all the tactics used to get results. Now there is reportedly more evidence of how low and questionable this Presidential Administration has become.

The Bush Administration U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to give the Bush Administration the authority to be above the law and to make it so that judges won’t be able to do anything about it. In other words, he’s trying to make all the illegal activities performed in the name of “National Security and Terrorism” by the Bush Administration for the past 6 years legal.

Senior attorneys from the DOJ argued in a federal appeals court that if the Bush Administration invokes the “state secret” privilege it should dismiss lawsuits that could disclose national security secrets. It would also keep every illegally performed violation against U.S. citizens, and there are a lot, secret to protect everyone in the Bush Administration.

Continue reading