Kevin Drum has an interesting take on what Alberto Gonzales meant when he told the Senate that the administration was not violating the FISA law by wire-tapping U.S. citizens without warrants. He notes what Gonzales actually said about the president and the law:

"[T]o the extent that there is a decision made to ignore a statute, I consider that a very significant decision, and one that I would personally be involved with, I commit to you on that, and one we will take with a great deal of care and seriousness."

Translation: we reserve the right to ignore the law of the land, but we will only do so very carefully. Reassured now?

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