15 January 2006

NSA Security Leak

Part of me feels the New York Times was not acting responsibly when they leaked the NSA wire-tapping details, but the other part feels that it was within their freedom of speech rights.

I'm all for privacy and freedom of speech (as I am for all of the freedoms in the Bill of Rights), but I am also for not having another 9-11. It is possible that tapping the phone of a known terrorist supporter could prevent another attack, but it's difficult to measure because there are too many variables. But I can be safe in assuming that many of our anti-terrorism programs may deter or make terrorists think twice before creating havoc on our nation.

I am willing to let "the man" listen to my phone conversations if they so desire for the sake of national security. And no, they are not going to waste their time and resources on me calling a friend to make lunch plans; they are concerned with people making calls to others with ties to known terrorists overseas. Besides, what do I have to hide?

2 Comments:

At 1/20/2006 9:07 AM, Blogger familyfridge said...

I'm with you.

 
At 1/20/2006 9:07 AM, Blogger familyfridge said...

An investigation should begin immediately. But I believe it should be an internal one, not a witch hunt.

Nice work, Brian.

 

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