Ok, as far as I'm concerned, this is it. President Bush has admitted to authorizing spying on Americans without judicial authorization. He has also admitted to doing so dozens of times. And he vows to do it again. This is illegal, his excuses notwithstanding. Mr. Bush should be impeached.
This is a critical test. During the run-up to the war, there was a lot of noise about how the United Nations was irrelevant in this new era. As I watched the U S Congress struggle to figure out how to do its constitutional duty, I came to the sad conclusion that it was the Congress that had become irrelevant in this new era. Time to show us all that this conclusion is premature.
This is a critical test for our democracy and republican form of government.