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Posted by on May 15, 2006 in At TMV | 8 comments

Most Americans oppose NSA database (and what Democrats can do about it)

According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 51 percent of Americans “disapprove of a massive Pentagon database containing the records of billions of phone calls made by ordinary citizens”.

(Newsweek‘s Mark Hosenball and Evan Thomas have an excellent, must-read piece on the NSA here.)

The White House would rather discuss terrorism than Iraq or, well, pretty much anything else, and some Democrats might not want to engage Bush on terrorism, an issue he can dominate and where his fearmongering can overwhelm their opposition, but Democrats should not back down on this.

I explain why here.