Thursday, January 22, 2009

Surprise, everything we suspected about the NSA wiretapping program is true

Emptywheel has a great post up on how all the worst suspicions regarding the illegal wiretap program are true.
  • All US communication was made accessible.
  • Metadata about all communication was collected and used to choose what to look at further.
  • Journalists were particularly targeted.
Go read emptywheel's post but you can see the rule of law was completely absent here. We already know that Senator's and Congressman's communication was caught in the net. We also know that choice bits of prurient interest were passed around between agents in a locker room atmosphere. This is an important revelation, but a very sad chapter in US history.

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