The Europeans within, otherwise known as American liberals, make a habit of pointing to Europe for examples of how America should be. They invoke “the way it is in Europe” on issues ranging from parliamentary multi-party systems to socialized medicine to jurisprudence to drug legalization, euthanasia, sexual openness and the RU-486 abortion drug. So it’s quite glaring that, amid the wiretapping hulabaloo here, the liberals didn’t look to Europe for an example on that one. Reports the AP:

“Wiretapping on the Increase in Europe”

“In Europe, Big Brother is listening — and being allowed to hear more and more.

“Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the terrorist bombings that followed in Madrid and London, authorities across the continent are getting more powers to electronically eavesdrop, and meeting less apparent opposition than President Bush did over his post-9/11 wiretapping program.”