As noted in the comments, it is going on 12 hours since the PAA has expired, and shockingly enough, we are all alive. Could it be that our President and his lackeys in the right-wing blogosphere and conservative media have been full of shit and were lying to us? These experts think so:
Many intelligence scholars and analysts outside the government say that today’s expiration of certain temporary domestic wiretapping laws will have little effect on national security, despite warnings to the contrary by the White House and Capitol Hill Republican leaders.
With the Protect America Act expiring this weekend, domestic wiretapping rules will revert to the 30-year-old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which requires the government to obtain a warrant from a special court to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance in the United States.
The original FISA law, these experts say, provides the necessary tools for the intelligence community to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.
And that isn’t the liberal media saying that. That is the Moonie Times.
Bush is so credibility free that even the Washington Times won’t carry his water any more, and the wimpy Democrats in Congress are for once defying him. Can you say “lame duck?”