Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Bad Math

In my travels I've found several bloggers discussing possible penalties for Bush's illegal spying on American citizens. A few point out quite correctly that in fact Bush would face one count per instance of federal spying. So if that 18,000 number is correct, Bush is on the hook for approximately 90,000 years in prison and $180,000,000 in fines.

1 comment:

Herr Gokmop said...

Uh, don't the penalties apply to the people doing the spying, rather than to people who authorize the spying?

According to some people, the penalty for authorizing mass-scale spying is only a few week's bad press. It remains to be seen if that's true or not.