Thank You, General Alexander
It’s about time America had the intel hearing, and were told about these prevented bomb plots.
Fact is, we needed some adults in the room, to clarify exactly what we’ve been arguing about. For the past two weeks, people were chewing over and regurgitating misleading opinions and trumped up outrage, without actually understanding the nature of these security programs. Much of the fuel for this debate was provided by people who were highly critical of the war on terror to begin with, and were using libertarian arguments as a cloak. A lot of us fell for it.
One of these acts of terror mentioned today, that was prevented in part, by the NSA - was to take place in the New York subway.
My wife uses it every day.
She doesn’t have the luxury of a car service.