Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Is Sensenbrenner Clueless, Or Just Stupid?

At the invaluable Sykes site, we learn that Jim Sensenbrenner, who WROTE the Patriot Act, cannot figure out how NSA could be misusing it.

Here's a clue:

USA Today has published an extraordinary interview with three former NSA employees who praise Edward Snowden's leaks, corroborate some of his claims, and warn about unlawful government acts.... 
  • Congressional overseers "have no real way of seeing into what these agencies are doing. They are totally dependent on the agencies briefing them on programs, telling them what they are doing."
  • Lawmakers "don't really don't understand what the NSA does and how it operates. Even when they get briefings, they still don't understand. --quoted at Vox Populi.
I'll take pretty damn dense for $500.00, Alex. And I'm being very charitable.

Read the rest of the Vox link, by the way.  Snowden wasn't kidding. 

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