Department of Fatherland Tyranny Michael "Skeletor" Chertoff is up to his old tricks again, this time telling the public that our freedom-loving government wants more centralized power following the phony baloney event in England last week.
Notes the AP: Chertoff made clear his belief that wider authority could thwart future attacks at a time when Congress is reviewing the proper scope of the Bush administration's executive powers for its warrantless eavesdropping program and military tribunals for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
"What helped the British in this case is the ability to be nimble, to be fast, to be flexible, to operate based on fast-moving information," he said. "We have to make sure our legal system allows us to do that. It's not like the 20th century, where you had time to get warrants."
Raise your hand if you don't believe Skeletor and his villainous henchmen want to take more and more of our freedom away.