Monday, June 25, 2012

We can't tell you How Many Americans we are spying on, it would violate their privacy

File Under: WTF
Western Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall asked the NSA how many Americans had their pone conversations picked up as part of the NSA's broad new anti terrorism powers.  NOT WHO, mind you, just a ballpark number
After a good long think about it, the NSA Inspector General said (and I have to quote here becaue you wouldn't believe me otherwise.... NSA leadership agreed that an IG (IG = Inspector General) review of the sort suggested would itself violate the privacy of U.S. persons
Welcome to the Monkey House.  We can't learn how many of us are having our privacy violated, because it would violate our privacy.  I would love to blame Bush, but this was passed by Congress and implemented by Bush 2 and Obama.  I can only remember Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich voting against it.

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