I had an IM discussion with a fellow (unnamed) blogger about the post preceding this one. He thinks I shouldn't make political remarks here.

Fighting dictators and terrorism is about protecting our freedom. Free speech is part of that. Therefore I speak. Do politics and technology mix? They do and they must. At the newtelligence office, a good deal of the daytime talk is about political issues and world events. We're all interested in many things beyond technology and that enables us to make better strategic judgements. We don't agree on many things. In fact, our basic views are almost evenly distributed across the political spectrum - which makes discussions even more interesting.