Pat Buchanan on Obama's NSA Speech: 'The National Security State Is Alive and Well'

On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan spoke about President Barack Obama’s address on Friday concerning the NSA:

“One, there’s the possibility that all the metadata that is out there with the National Security Agency may be left with AOL and the other telecommunications operations,” Buchanan said. “But John, the national security state is alive and well. The president has responded to [Edward] Snowden in the sense that we got to find a greater balance between the rights of privacy and national security. He’s recommending that there be an advocate before the FISA court and things like that. But overall, this extraordinary capacity and capability the United States has – it wants that accessible to our security people. But he wants greater restrictions against it use against foreign leaders and others. I think he struck a pretty good balance.”

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