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President Obama defended the data sweep and said the American people should feel comfortable with its collection. On Friday, after seven months of increasingly uncomfortable revelations and growing public outcry, Mr. Obama gave a speech that was in large part an admission that he had been wrong.
Americans have really gotten paranoid about their security--fearful of any future terrorist attacks and willing to do anything to avoid them. It's provided a tremendous boost for such "Big Brother". It's in his best interests that the nations invest billions in new surveillance technology and equipment, pass new laws, and become more secretive, repressive and dictatorial.
Ted Rudow III, MA