For all the huffing and puffing over the NSA program and how Bush is eradicating rights left and right, here’s what Europe is doing.
Most of Britain's new counterterrorism legislation, which outlaws the vaguely worded "glorification" of terrorism, came into force on Thursday. Italy and the Netherlands have relaxed the conditions under which intelligence services may eavesdrop. French legislation recently gave investigators broader access to telephone and Internet data. German legislation being drawn up seeks to allow intelligence services easier access to bank and car registration records.
The International Herald Tribune frets about harming civil liberties, but Europe’s leaders seem to be more concerned with their citizens’ lives.
Hat tip to Powerline.