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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Torn ACLu?

Via Jay at Stop the ACLU, this almost-Clintonian headscratcher from a press release posted at the ACLU's website:
The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed its alarm over the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vote to confirm General Michael V. Hayden as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The committee voted 12 to 3 to name the former Director of the National Security Agency to the highest position at the CIA.

The ACLU is a non-partisan organization, and takes no position on Hayden’s nomination. [Emphases added]
So what's the right way to make this clear: "It depends on what the meaning of 'takes no position' is," or "We did not take a position with that nominee, General Hayden"?

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