Bush-appointed civil liberties panel has never metNow here's something that shocked (SHOCKED!) me.
According to an article from Reuters:
A civil-liberties board ordered by the U.S. Congress last year has never met to discuss its job of protecting rights in the fight against terrorism, and critics say it is a toothless, underfunded shell with inadequate support from President Bush.
The inactivity comes at a time when Congress is nearing reauthorization of several provisions of the Patriot Act, a controversial law that gave the government new powers to go after suspected terrorists.
According to a high-ranking GOP Congressman:
Asked why it was taking so long to set the board up, Connecticut Republican Rep. Christopher Shays charged, "It's not a priority for the administration."
The administration is uninterested in civil liberties?