About national security, that is. Over the last 36 hours, Congressional Democrats have again demonstrated a casual, even frivolous attitude toward their Constitutional duty to assist in keeping Americans safe from attack.
First, the Senate joined the House, on a near-party line 51-45 vote, in restricting the use of harsh interrogation techniques under any circumstances. The vote has often been described as a prohibition of waterboarding, but it is much worse than that: the Democrat-sponsored legislation would limit all American interrogators to the techniques approved in the Army’s Field Manual. This makes no sense, as Gen. Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA, patiently explained to the Congressional Dems:
[T]here is a universe out there of lawful interrogation techniques that we should feel, as a nation, that we have a right to use against our enemies.