So, while I was reading/watching parts of the gaggle from this morning, something jumped out at me:
MR. McCLELLAN: For the same reasons that a phone call from someone inside the United States to someone outside the United States is not a domestic call. If you look at how that is billed on your phone records, it's billed as an international call, it is charged the international rate. ... Because one communication within this surveillance has to be outside of the United States. That means it's an international communication, for the very reason I just said.
What I have a problem with is this. I have an HP laptop (you or your employer may have IBMs or a Dells). I call support, which is based in India. That suddenly makes my call international, according to the White House.
If my "tech" has a shady past, do I all of a sudden have "ties" to a "member of al Qaeda, affiliated with al Qaeda, or a member of an organization affiliated with al Qaeda, or working in support of al Qaeda."? And do I subsequently have a phone call logged at the NSA for posterity?
That would irritate me. And probably cause a law suit.