Terrorist plot thwarted with INVASIVE DOMESTIC SPYING!!!!
Time Magazine is reporting that the terrorist plot to blow up ten planes siimulateneously over the Atlantic was foiled by American intelligence agencies exercising the warrantless phone tapping ability granted by the Patriot Act.
So for the civil liberty buffs, which is better? Stopping terrorists that plan to destroy lives (and a HUGE chunk of our financial sector - aviation) by using potentially invasive means, or just let them do it?
Yes this is a serious question. I can see an argument for protection of civil liberties, ie, innocence until proven guilty. But in this instance I'm glad the act wasn't allowed to be carried out.