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  •  And if Congress can't discuss NSA practice, (3+ / 0-)
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    how can Congress regulate NSA practice?

    •  They can't discuss it publicly (0+ / 0-)

      But they are briefed privately given their need to regulate it. Members of some committees are given more information than others.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:01:21 PM PDT

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      •  Several people including Dianne Feinstein (1+ / 0-)
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        have complained that even her intel committee do not have as much information and access as they would like.

        This whole thing is a mess of secrets and lies.

        Let's not forget that Colin Powell stood in front of the world claiming that his lame PowerPoint proved that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.  Why should we believe that the Members of Congress are not being misled in any way by the spy agencies?  

        A big part of being a successful spy is in the art of misleading, misdirection and manipulation.  Why do we assume without question that the handful of Congress Members who get these briefings are being given the straight scoop on what's going on?

        I believe that these are reasonable questions that should be addressed.

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