'The American people do not have the luxury of unlimited time in erecting the necessary defenses to future or further terrorist acts.'
- ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT
Testifying to Senate Judiciary Committee
John Conyers of Michigan, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, told Ashcroft he and other Democrats were "deeply troubled" by the constitutional implications of some of his proposals.
But John Milton said it best:
"So spake the Fiend, and with necessity,
The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deeds."
-- Paradise Lost, Book IV