Friday, October 10th, 2008 | Author:

ABC’s story about the NSA routinely and repeatedly listening to “pillow talk” between Americans in Iraq and their families back home – and joking about it – turns my stomach. Of course, congressional intelligence committees are outraged and planning full investigations.

My question to congress: What did you expect when you gave them these unlimited powers to spy on Americans? Did you really think they wouldn’t?

“Today’s report is an indictment not only of the Bush administration, but of all of those political leaders, Democratic and Republican, who have been saying that the executive branch can be trusted with surveillance powers that are essentially unchecked,” charged Jameel Jaffer, director of the national security program at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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