We are Shocked, Shocked …

David Simon:

“For us, now — years into this war-footing and this legal dynamic — to loudly proclaim our indignation at the maintenance of an essential and comprehensive investigative database while at the same time insisting on a proactive response to the inevitable attempts at terrorism is as childish as it is obtuse. We want cake, we want to eat it, and we want to stay skinny and never puke up a thing. Of course we do.”

Wake up, America. We asked for this way back in 2001.

The date on that law is but a month and a half after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Were we hasty getting behind that legislation then? Or are we Captain Renault today?