NSA used city police as trackers - baltimoresun.com
I'm starting to lose faith (but don't worry--I won't) that Howie and his right-wing ilk will ever look at the policies and actions of this Bush administration and their friends in the PNAC and acknowledge that the Constitution of the United States is held by them in utter contempt.
Here's a report that, since September 11, 2001, the NSA has been working with local police forces to spy on peace activists. In the case sited, those activists were members of American Friends Service Committee--the Quakers. The idea of Quakers being in league with terrorists is about as ridiculous and illogical and historically false as the idea that Saddam was ever in league with al Qa'ida (an idea, however, that Howie and, I'm sure, most of the right desperately clings to).
I'll say it again: if we abandon our rights, if we abandon the Constitution, we are no longer America.