May 05, 2010

Civil liberties anyone?

Cellphone led FBI to Times Square car bomb suspect arrest

Curious, was this a warrant-less search. Where is the venom over warrantless wiretaps and other such tactics we saw during Bush's years?

This is NOT same thing as listening in on phone calls. True, but neither was the wiretapping which used keyword searches over large numbers of anonymous conversations to create databases so potential suspects could be identified.

So why no outrage from the civil libertarian left over the fact that the cell phone records were used to capture this guy?


shoo said...

Let's not forget all those drone attacks are a tool for recruiting terrorists...

flyingvan said...

I fully supported the president's very public threat of the use of predator missiles. Against the very real threat caused by the Jonas Brothers.