The dark night of fascism descends

Responding to the fabricrated hysteria regarding FBI raids on library records under the USA PATRIOT Act — a favorite post 9/11 ACLU fundraising tool — Attorney General Ashcroft made a startling revelation today. “Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday that the FBI has not sought a single record from a library or business under a part of the Patriot Act widely criticized as opening Americans’ reading habits or personal information to undue government scrutiny.”
Do you suppose Ashcroft’s revelation might have any effect on the ACLU’s hysteria? I doubt it. Yesterday’s ACLU press release seizes the moment to declare victory of a kind: “In response to reports today that Attorney General John Ashcroft has caved under growing public pressure to declassify information about how his department is using 2001

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