Chris Dodd gets to the heart of the matter on this whole FISA nonsense and immunity for telecoms.
"Either the companies and the President acted outside of the rule of law, or they followed it," he said. "Either the underlying program was legal or it wasn't. Because of this legislation, none of the questions will be answered."
That's exactly the point. You don't grant immunity to someone who has not broken the law. So, what did the telecoms do that would require immunity and shouldn't that be examined? We really are talking about the fundamentals of law and ordert here.