Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Dude! Where's my editorial position?

The editors at the New York Times are horrified over the Bush administration's use of international banking records to track terrorists. In publishing details of the administration's efforts to fight terrorist organizations, the Gray Lady implied it was immoral, illegal and was further evidence of the administration's heavy handed methods. Politically motivated hit piece? You be the judge.

Over at Sweetness & Light, they've dug up a New York Times editorial that ran mere days after 9/11 in which the Times demanded that the Bush administration use financial records and leverage "foreign banking authorities" to track terrorists' movements. The money shot from the column:
The Bush administration is preparing new laws to help track terrorists through their money-laundering activity and is readying an executive order freezing the assets of known terrorists. Much more is needed, including stricter regulations, the recruitment of specialized investigators and greater cooperation with foreign banking authorities. There must also must be closer coordination among America’s law enforcement, national security and financial regulatory agencies.
It's amazing what BDS will do to one's values over the course of long-term affliction.

Hat tip: LGF

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