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Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:19:57 AM »
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 10:47:13 AM »
CNN blog:

NSA surveillance

Obama also tried to calm concerns about the National Security Agency and its data mining programs, saying the goal was to stop terrorists, not listen in on Americans' every day conversations.

"If we're gonna do a good job preventing a terrorist attack in this country, a weapon of mass destruction getting on the New York subway system, et cetera, we do want to keep eyes on some bad actors."

Obama continued: "I've said before and I will say it again, the N.S.A. actually does a very good job about not engaging in domestic surveillance, not reading people's emails, not listening to the contents of their phone calls. Outside of our borders, the N.S.A.'s more aggressive."

The President also says he is personally involved in reviewing policies following the leaks by former government IT contractor Edward Snowden, saying the "disclosures have identified some areas of legitimate concern. Some of it has also been highly sensationalized. And you know, has been painted in a way that's not accurate."
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 10:49:33 AM »
Reuters via HuffPoo

... Obama said he would not comment on details of NSA programs, but that while revelations of the agency's activities have raised legitimate concerns, some aspects have been exaggerated.

"Some of it has also been highly sensationalized and has been painted in a way that's not accurate," he said. ...
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 10:52:56 AM »
If "self-restraint" is so effective, why doesn't he try it on Assad?  Why didn't he try it on bin Laden? :shrug:
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
When has any gubmint agency "restrained" itself?
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 03:14:48 PM »
Yeah sure obama, you are going to practice self restraint on Christians, whites, Jews and tea party types. Another day another lie


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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 03:29:00 PM »
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Re: Obama wants to tighten NSA leash (proposing "self-restraint")
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 03:41:54 PM »
This is certainly a good idea:
The only downside is that after the independent review is completed, as usual no one will tell Obama what they are proposing.
And even if they did, he wouldn't care.

WWVJD?
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