I read this article by Gail Collins:
She makes a good point--I hate being a reactionary and I certainly reacted to Obama's apparent betrayals.
Do you think that he went for the immunity issue because the Telecoms really had no where to turn on cooperation with the Gov't? If they didn't go along with George & Co. what would've happened to them; the ones who refused would've gotten the dirty end of some kind of stick. Would have been shut down; would have their bottom line compromised?
Hmmm, on one hand I hate it when any person or group of people compromises my standards.
On the other hand each Telecom employs thousands of US citizens and supplies services to millions of us. Capitulation to the Gov't saved jobs and services (and profits).
Rats, I hate gray areas.