This letter makes me sick at heart. The very people who were supposed to defend our country, who even now parade onto talk shows and give interviews about the NSA scandal like people of authority, stand revealed as corrupt and depraved.It's a damning indictment, if it's true. Even without this, it's clear from the NSA's own admissions that they have not stopped any terror attacks (let alone the 56 they originally claimed). They knew about Maj. Hassan emailing with Jihadi imams in Yemen, and did nothing. The Russians told us that the soon-to-be Boston bombers were going to Jihadi summer camp in Chechnya, and the NSA did nothing.
They failed to prevent 9/11. Perhaps even then the volume of data was so great that they simply didn’t notice, or were unable to integrate, the information they had. But they should have been able to learn from their failure, and instead, they covered it up, and their cover-ups and their lies have cost many thousands more lives.
Michael Hayden, Dick Cheney, Robert Mueller, and all the people who have made it so easy for the NSA to lie to us for so long, shame on all of you.
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Other than to collect all the data they could on you, I mean.
If this is true, it shows the entire bankruptcy of the "we need you to give up freedoms so we can protect you". Is it true? I don't know. But I'm not inclined to put much store in denials from Ft. Meade these days.