Attorney General: 'Nothing at all to worry about...These aren't the droids you're looking for...'
The BBC, of course, not the American Media, got the headline right...
Meanwhile, back over here across the pond, the AP typically downplays any concerns of a new "secret police" under the control of the White House. Their fawning lede for the same story seems to laud Bush for his latest actions:
President Bush, embracing nearly all the recommendations of a White House commission, said Wednesday that he was creating a national security service at the FBI to specialize in intelligence as part of a shake-up of the disparate U.S. spy agencies.
Washington Post, however, in a Page 1 story (refreshingly), seems to mostly get it. Even though it takes a graf or two before they get to the troubling part:
Ah, well, as long as a good man and torturer like Alberto Gonzales has given his seal of approval and will be watching carefully over matters, we suppose there's nothing at all to worry about here. Phew...
Leave it to those America hating liberals at the ACLU to waste our time alarming us about such matters. It's not as if they were right at all concerning torture at Gitmo! Haven't you heard? Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said the prisoners are feasting like kings, and Rush says Gitmo is a vacation paradise!
First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me. - Martin Niemoeller