Watch 'n Wait: I believe you are right. The neocons are leading us into WW III. I am not so sure they are doing this "unavoidably." I am not in the least surprised to learn that NSA has been illegally spying on U.S. citizens.
The big news is, of course, that the NSA, at Bush's discretion, has been (presumably) illegally spying on U.S. citizens within the borders of the U.S. There seems to be some confusion over whether or not what he ordered was truly illegal. But as near as I can tell it was. Somewhere I read there is a legal mechanism for doing what he wanted but that he couldn't be bothered to use it, preferring instead to bypass it entirely. This certainly fits with his previous behavior that indicates he does, in fact, think he has Kingly prerogatives (he can jail people indefinitely on a whim, etc.). If, as some claim, this was illegal, then he has committed (and admitted to) another impeachable offense. The circumstances leading up to, and his pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, are certainly impeachable enough. But apparently Republicans are determined to protect their war criminals no matter what. And with an absolutely wimpy Democratic Party going along with the war crimes it appears there is little we can do about it. Fact is, we no longer have two different political parties so there is no real opposition party. They all suck from the same corporate teats. There were, for example, 1,052 supoenas for the Clinton administration. There have been 3 for the Bush/Cheney administration. That is, of course, because they returned honesty and dignity to the White House.
I have not read Jimmy Carter's new book on American Values. I saw a brief excerpt on the web. Apparently we (that is, the U.S.) is holding many children in prisoner camps, children as young as eight (8) years of age. They are not allowed lawyers, nor even allowed to see their mothers. Rumsfeld is apparently well aware of this and the policy is that age makes no difference. Rumsfeld and his ilk are no less than absolute monsters. I hope I live long enough to see them all in jail where they clearly belong.
I wish Fitzgerald would either indict Rove or not. I can't stand the suspense. I can't help but believe he may be going to indict more than just Rove. How I hope so!
I like Feingold. I don't care if he is Jewish or not. But I do care if he is an uncritical supporter of Israel, no matter how much land and water they try to steal from the Palestinians. Until Israel is curbed there will never be peace in the Middle East. And now that they are threatening Iran we may, indeed, be looking at WW III. If Israel is stupid enough to attack Iran let them do it without any support from the U.S. Disaster in the making. And a U.S. administration stupid enough to get sucked into it, if not actively striving to bring it about.