I know, I know … what scandal? It’s amazing just how quickly and how extensively a phony scandal can grow, but the NSA domestic spying program is a leviathan that keeps on spreading, and every new break is just more proof the President is a liar.
The Wall Street Journal has a new report detailing how the NSA can track 75% of all internet traffic as well as snaring and holding all email correspondence between Americans.
Wait, you heard that we don’t have a domestic spying program? What uninformed person told you that? Oh, the President… well now that it’s on the news he probably knows better.
“We don’t have a domestic spying program… What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack…That information is useful.” The President also said that the programs are “a critical component to counterterrorism,” but he knows that the revelations about the NSA programs have “raised a lot of questions for people.”
Mr. President, “a domestic spying program” is precisely what the NSA spying program is! It is the most accurate definition of the crimes that the federal government is currently perpetrating. The stories that will continue to pour out of Washington, D.C. about these programs will show that you have lied to the American people, and that you continue to lie in an attempt to cover for the misdeeds of your administration. That is why Glenn Greenwald still faces persecution from our government and our allies, and why we hear new revelations of malfeasance from the NSA almost every day.
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