I was rather publicly vocal about the illegal war in Iraq before we started shock and awe, and I’m sure it was just a coincidence that, for another two years or so, there was an obvious wiretap on my phone. (I mean, even my mother could hear it).
Did you know Three Cups of Tea was one of the suspicious organizations listed as reasons for the recent FBI raids in Minnesota and Portland? Yes, under the most recent legal distortion of the Patriot Act, contributing to human rights organizations can be construed as “material support for terrorism.”
It took a constitutional law professor to put a thin veneer of respectability to this madness.