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NSA having flashbacks to Watergate era
McClatchy News ^ | August 25, 2013 | By KEN DILANIAN

Posted on 08/26/2013 3:18:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The National Security Agency is facing its worst crisis since the domestic spying scandals four decades ago led to the first formal oversight and overhaul of U.S. intelligence operations.

Thanks to former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden's flood of leaks to the media, and the Obama administration's uneven response to them, morale at the spy agency responsible for intercepting communications of terrorists and foreign adversaries has plummeted, former officials say. Even sympathetic lawmakers are calling for new curbs on the NSA's powers.

"This is a secret intelligence agency that's now in the news every day," said Michael Hayden, who headed the NSA from 1999 to 2005 and later led the CIA. "Each day, the workforce wakes up and reads the daily indictment."

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nsa; snowden

1 posted on 08/26/2013 3:18:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"There's no doubt that, for all the work that's been done to protect the American people's privacy, the capabilities of the NSA are scary to people," he said in a CNN interview.

Rush is right, everyone has stopped listing to Obozo. The only thing that comes out of his mouth is Orwellian Double Speak. ie LIES.

2 posted on 08/26/2013 3:25:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

“Obozo: The only thing that comes out of his mouth is Orwellian Double Speak. ie LIES.”

That’s been quite obvious since 2008 when we started hearing him non-stop on a daily basis.

But you’re right: a few have finally woken up. Too late, of course.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 3:45:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Things would not be this way if the American people didn’t see our government as lying and stealing from us and crushing our liberty at every turn. It isn’t just a little evidence... it is ALL evidence that backs up our distrust!


4 posted on 08/26/2013 4:30:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NSA = Watergate? Not fricking even!


5 posted on 08/26/2013 4:31:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When asked a direct question, the NSA Director intentionally lied to Congress. We are supposed to believe anything that is said from that point forward?

Never, never, NEVER let a politician lie to you without holding him accountable for the lie.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 4:32:13 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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