Mukasey chokes up in calling for retroactive immunity.

In a speech last night in San Francisco, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appealed to the tragedy of 9/11 in calling for broad surveillance powers and retroactive immunity for telecommunications carriers. The New York Sun reports that “Mukasey grimaced, swallowed hard, and seemed to tear up as he reflected on the weaknesses in America’s anti-terrorism strategy prior to the 2001 attacks. ‘We got three thousand. … We’ve got three thousand people who went to work that day and didn’t come home to show for that,’ he said, struggling to maintain his composure.” Watch this report from San Francisco’s ABC affiliate: