Update: Both Senator Leahy and Senator Daschle were in positions capable of blocking
the neo-Nazi PATRIOT Act. Both senators had negotiated with the Bush
regime changes in the act that made it less tyrannical. However, the
changes were not in the final draft of the act sent to Congress.
Consequently, Leahy and Daschle were resisting the rush to passage. I
have often wondered if Leahy and Daschle understood the anthrax letters
to be Washington’s warning: “Get out of the way of Tyranny or we will