from Washington’s Blog:
Torture doesn’t provide any actionable intelligence – and actually reduces the chance that the witness will tell you anything – and yet the government insisted on using it.
Security experts (conservative hawks and liberal doves alike) agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism – see this, this, this, this, this, this and this – but the government insisted on doing it.
The government tried to pass SOPA – even though security experts said it would harm Internet security.
Now – after the defeat of SOPA – boneheads in Congress are doing it again … trying to ram through the CISPA bill which would do nothing useful, but would more or less destroy all privacy in the U.S.*