Obama Orders Review of U.S. Spying


nsaEuropean leaders are mad and President Obama knows it. After NSA leaker Edward Snowden broke the news that the U.S. is keeping tabs on leaders of European countries, even those who are U.S. allies, President Obama ordered a review of who we’re snooping on and why. Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, said, “We wanted to ensure we’re collecting information because we need it and not just because we can.”

Germany and France have demanded that the U.S. put a stop to eavesdropping on leaders, companies and law-abiding citizens. The U.S. already has a no-spying agreement with Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. Read more at CBS News.

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  1. Really Now

    Every country does it or would do it if/when they can

    When Sec. of State Stimson, Henry Stimson in 1928 abolished America’s codebreaking office, famously saying that “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail”

    the rest of the world laughed with mirth

    ( He was invoking, as D. Kahn pointed out, not diplomatic niceties but moral ones:

    [Stimson] did not say ‘Diplomats do not read each other’s mail but ‘Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.’ For actually his point was larger. Reading another’s mail was theft and therefore wrong, not just for diplomats, but for everybody. Gentleman exemplify man’s moral obligations. At the root of Stimson’s observation lay not a legalism but a Commandment: Thou shalt not steal.)