By Christopher B. Daly
Turns out, Obama is sorry about the fact that we think he is secretly spying on innocent Americans. He’s sorry he has been doing it since he took office. He’s sorry that he kept it a secret from us. He’s so sorry that now he welcomes a public debate about routinely spying, in peacetime, on millions of Americans not even suspected of a crime. According to a story in today’s NYTimes, Obama is so sorry about secretly spying on innocent Americans that he mentions it every chance he gets. Whenever a crowd gathers, he attempts to reassure us that he is not secretly spying on innocent Americans.
Just one thing: he’s not so sorry about secretly spying on innocent Americans that he will actually stop doing it. Even though he could give the order before lunch and end it immediately. No, he’s not that sorry. He’s also not so sorry that he will actually stop secretly spying on innocent Americans.
“The American people don’t have a Big Brother who is snooping into their business. . .I’m confident of that. But I want to make sure everybody is confident of that.”
Well, there is one thing you could do: stop spying on us.
Then, we could have that debate about whether it is a good idea for the government to be secretly spying on innocent Americans.