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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Has the War on Terror ended?

Today, in a shocking turn of events, the Attorney General announced that the war on terror is over. How else would you explain this bit of breaking news?
President George W. Bush has decided not to reauthorize the controversial domestic warrantless surveillance program for terrorism suspects and to put it under the authority of a secret special court, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Wednesday.

"The president has determined not to reauthorize the Terrorist Surveillance Program when the current authorization expires," Gonzales wrote in a letter to Senate leaders.
Wait, what happened to all the talk about a program we can't live without? I thought there wasn't time for warrants? What about the ticking time-bomb? My gosh we are all going to die!

It's amazing what the threat of investigations by a Democratically controlled Congress can do.

Update: Carpetbagger, Drum, Lederman, and the Washington Post have more.

Update II: Tony Snow tries to explain.