Gunslinger wrote:The difference is that under Obama they conducted illegal searches. I'm all for intelligence agencies doing their job but that over steps bounds and laws.
Of the 20% of searches conducted using the collection of data triggered by communication where a foreign target was mentioned, 5% have been deemed not to have been relative in substance, to the survellience of the foreign target.
Mega data collection is useless. Narrowing data collection that may be relevant to protect our nation from virtual cyber and real terrorist attacks is not a perfected science. No more than the identifying which collected bacteria in a lab can bacteria or virus that can attack the human body and cause great damage, without a closer examination of the characteristics of each bacteria or virus.
You can't expect perfection in the field of Intelligence gathering when it comes to counter terrorism. It's simply the nature of the beast.