Wiretap mosques, Romney suggests

Governor Mitt Romney raised the prospect of wiretapping mosques and conducting surveillance of foreign students in Massachusetts.

“How about people who are in settings — mosques, for instance — that
may be teaching doctrines of hate and terror,” Romney continued. “Are
we monitoring that? Are we wiretapping? Are we following what’s going

As if Al Qaeda would be stupid enough to recruit publicly in a mosque.
They are many things, clueless is not one of them. Romney, on the other
hand, demonstrates deep cluelessness with his uncomprehending remarks
on how to uncover terrorists.

However, a country where the citizenry is monitored constantly is no
doubt precisely what Romney and the rest of the repressive neocons
want, and fighting terrorism makes a convenient smokescreen for
implementing that.