For Cheney, Inc. has all the respect for the Bill of Rights that your canary has for the New York Post.
...okay, bad example, your canary at least finds the NY Post useful...
Here is what the the Smirk behind the Smirk had to say:
WASHINGTON (AFX) - Vice President Richard Cheney said the September 11 attacks on the United States could have been averted, if the government had the power to monitor electronic communications inside the country.
'It's the kind of capability if we'd had before 9/11 might have led us to be able to prevent 9/11,' Cheney said in an interview with ABC's 'Nightline' program.
You know what may have prevented 9/11 Dick?
You and your nominal boss getting off your asses and paying attention to shit like the August 6, 2001 PDB!
*For one thing, that makes it easier to fight-off those criminal charges.