The Globe certainly has a bombshell today on Gov. Mitt Romney. Scott Helman reports on Romney’s speech before the Heritage Foundation yesterday in Washington. He quotes the governor thusly:
ROMNEY: How many individuals are coming to our state and going to those institutions who have come from terrorist-sponsored states? Do we know where they are? Are we tracking them?
How about people who are in settings – mosques, for instance – that may be teaching doctrines of hate and terror. Are we monitoring that? Are we wiretapping? Are we following what’s going on?
Not to be simplistic: of course mosques that teach “doctrines of hate and terror” ought to be monitored. But Romney seems to be proposing a surveillance regime that would make John Poindexter blush.
I would love to see a transcript of Romney’s remarks. If anyone finds one, please pass along a link.