said by talz13:
this is beginning to sound like the situation in egypt, where the government was using all the powers reserved for state of emergency... lets ask the president of egypt how that is going for him now...
It is a bad thing only when someone else does it.
Like say, waterboarding.
Or the KLA (Kosovo LIberation Army), labeled as terrorist organization (properly) until they conveniently became our allies to fight Slobodan Milosevic (which was just defending Serbia, as its president), then they magically were renamed "freedom fighters".
Or the the "freedom fighters" mujahedeen fighting Soviets, which became terrorists when supporting the Taliban.
A matter of perspective, seems.