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    I agree with you completely.  I fail to see why support for the president must be an either/or proposition.  I support him when I think he's right on a given policy, and I criticize him when I think he's wrong.  As they say, if two people agree on everything, that means only one of them is doing the thinking.  I'd hardly expect to agree with any president 100% of the time.  As it happens, I agree with this particular president more often than not, but I think we largely part company on the surveillance issue.

    You also raise what I think may be the most important (and scariest) question of all:

    As for Obama, I doubt he could control the NSA if he wanted to (or any other administration for that matter)[.]
    I, too, wonder how much real control the president has over these agencies.  As ordinary citizens, we're under the thumb of the Deep State.  I wonder whether that's also true of the president, and if so, to what degree.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 02:43:04 PM PDT

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