Friday, May 12, 2006

Public Accepts Surveillance

According to this ABC News poll:

Americans by nearly a 2-1 ratio call the surveillance of telephone records an acceptable way for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats, expressing broad unconcern even if their own calling patterns are scrutinized.
Lending support to the administration's defense of its anti-terrorism intelligence efforts, 63 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the secret program, disclosed Thursday by USA Today, is justified, while far fewer, 35 percent, call it unjustified.

The public seems to be more enlightened on our need to defeat terrorists, whatever the cost, in contrast to many of our leaders.