And just where these heroes when Echelon first went on
line under Clinton?
What's new now, other than being publicity hounds?
I don't know where they were, but I bitched (uselessly, as usual) about Echelon. I don't think Ms President Rodham will find the precedents unhelpful.
Weyrich and Barr were bitching about Echelon well before Bush was ever President. But fyi, this isn't even about Echelon, so your question is rather irrelevant.
ECHELON went on line a long time before Clinton's administration.