The NSA spying scandal is becoming more of a black eye every day. The most recent revelations that the NSA has been spying on its allies, including German Chancelor Angela Merkel before she even became chancelor, reveals an extreme lack of judgement. And politicians have acted—and will continue to act—just as one would expect: they deny any knowledge and involvement in the scandal.
"With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of U.S. allies — including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany — let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed," Feinstein said in a statement Monday. “Unless the United States is engaged in hostilities against a country or there is an emergency need for this type of surveillance, I do not believe the United States should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers. The president should be required to approve any collection of this sort.
“It is my understanding that President Obama was not aware Chancellor Merkel’s communications were being collected since 2002," Feinstein continued. "That is a big problem."
This reminds me of a famous quote from a very famous movie (clip below).