Every time Bush fails at something, he asks for increased authority. Every time he asks, Congress gives it to him. He then fails again, and asks again. Why this vicious cycle? In a word, Democrats continue to be frightened every time he accuses them of being soft on terror. The latest chapter is the expansion of FISA powers recently voted by both houses. Both houses essentially caved to Bush’s demands, with Democrats providing the vital edge. What is wrong with these people? There’s not a single power that they’ve given Bush that he hasn’t abused. It would almost be excusable if the abuse achieved results, but it never does.
Particularly irritating is this latest round, in which they selectively leak information supportive of their position while refusing to answer questions about the program in Congressional hearings.