Democratic leadership wants you to believe the bill that’s about to pass is a compromise. Which is funny, because here’s what Republicans are saying about it:
Republican leaders described this narrow court review on the immunity question as a mere “formality.”
“The lawsuits will be dismissed,” Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 2 Republican in the House, predicted with confidence. [....]
“I think the White House got a better deal than they even they had hoped to get,” said Senator Christopher Bond, the Missouri Republican who led the negotiations.
Incidentally, why is the Associated Press suddenly following the lead of conservative blogs and putting “warrantless wiretapping” in scare quotes? Are we going to start seeing references to gay “marriage”?