Those telecom companies are a bunch of jerks. Republicans fight so, so hard to get them off the hook for enabling the Bush administration’s incursion into your civil liberties, and what gratitude do these corporations show them? None!
Those telecom companies are lucky that the fate of the world rests on making sure they’re immune from prosecution. Because if the Republicans didn’t have such clearly noble intentions, then this might very well be enough to make them give up the fight.