Senate FISA update should move forward

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Author(s) San Antonio Express-News editorial board
Source San Antonio Express-News
Date February 13, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Back in the fall of 2001, a shocked nation fully expected follow-on terrorist attacks. It would have been legally safe but irresponsible for the telecoms not to respond to the government's request. Those follow-on attacks never materialized. Not, we know, from lack of effort on the part of al-Qaida. But success in deterring terrorist attacks has bred a sort of complacence that has spawned punitive lawsuits against companies that were acting in good faith to assist the intelligence community. " Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be renewed on the topic Protect America Act of 2007.