Sooo...Finally Ashcroft has declassified the information about the use of that part of the Patriot Act that is let's the government seize business and library records, and prohibits anyone from ever talking about it. You may have heard Ashcroft rail against hysterical (that's conservative-code for female) librarians for their foolish (codeword for red-communist) fears about the use of this power.
Turns out, according to a justice department spokesperson...it's never been used.
John Ashcroft said just a couple of months ago that this was a vital tool in the war against terror.
But it's never been used.
Mr. Ashcroft....I'm sorry. You are a really bad liar. Either this has never been used (and is therefore an overreaching power grab) or you are lying - by which I mean using it, and you don't want to tell us (and will claim that you are allowed to lie in the defense of freedom).
Which is it? Hmmmm?
In either case, I guess it's not as bad as Bush finally admitting that there is no evidence of a connection between Iraq and 9/11 - but that there is certainly a connection between Iraq and al Qaida.
Alex - I'll take duplicity for $140 billion...