Today, Obama ordered Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to name an outside panel to review the United State's global collection of signals intelligence - meaning its efforts to target phone calls, internet messages, and various forms of electronic communication.So the "outside" review of the NSA will be a panel appointed by the most "inside" guy you can pick, Jim Clapper. Just to remind everyone. This is Jim Clapper:
Back at an open congressional hearing on March 12, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper replied, “No sir … not wittingly.”Clapper later described his answer as the "least untruthful."
First we were spied on. There we were lied to that we were spied on. Then we were told there would be changes. Now the changes are in the hands of the people who spied and lied to us.
And remember. The purpose of the NSA collection program is very simple: assassination of SUSPECTED terrorists. And if that means US citizens so be it.