We asked this morning why the president keeps talking about his warrantless spying program if the leaks about it are supposedly so "damaging." We meant the question rhetorically, but it turns out that Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has an answer.
No, Sen. Chambliss says, the danger comes only when people speak of the spying program in critical ways. During proceedings Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Chambliss said: "Those folks who continue to go out front and talk in a negative way about this program may be aiding and abetting the terrorists."
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.