A light in the darkness (at noon)

Barbara of Mahablog treats us to this summary of a not-yet-ready-for-prime-online story from Harper’s on the subject of the many forgotten victims of our nation’s current policy in its conduct of the so-called “war on terror”.
There is much we all are familiar with from our own queries of some of the same players; there is much that is new even to me, and hence, I commend Barbara for bringing these matters to our attention.
Hey everybody: ousting the party controlling Congress that enables these insanely illegal and counterproductive policies is more important than just about anything– including replacing Joe Lieberman. Indeed, for the continuation of this Republic as we know it, it may well be essential to oust that party’s control from at least one house of Congress to ensure at least some accountability… and as such, if his candidacy diverts the resources necessary for even one pick-up somewhere else, Ned Lamont may be a luxury we can’t afford.
There. I said it.
And kudos to a courageous federal judge in Michigan for her finding that the President’s warrantless search program violates FISA (for gawd sake, he said it does… and that he is proud of it) and the Constitution. (Hopefully, the ruling will survive appeal, though sadly, the illegal program will go on pending appeal.)
Yet another reason why the President’s party must be defeated (for those who care about this sort of thing, of course.)