You are being too kind to the Bush administration. Your failed to juxtapose two important stories on the same page:
President weakens espionage oversight (Boston Globe, March 14, 2008: A1, A8)
FBI improperly justified privacy abuses, inspector finds (Boston Globe, March 14, 2008:A4.
The details of the second story indicate how important it is to have effective oversight mechanisms in place.
By weakening espionage oversight, President Bush has weakened the country.
Sent to the Boston Gobe