So, I guess he rips on Obama.. but lets Bush take a pass.
Let's the american people who decried our horrible intelligence agency and demanded better human intelligence and better sources .. let them off the hook. People forget that when Patriot passed, it passed with LARGE citizen support. And it authorized a lot of this. And most citizens didn't even know what it SAID, just "we have to do something."
Governments afraid of us? The government wrapped this bullshit in a flag and got us to make it legal. We continued to elect the congress-critters DESPITE knowing they passed this bill authorizing this. And now, 12 years later, we're acting like we're surprised that they actually are REALLY FUCKING GOOD at spying on people when they have the ability to secretly rubberstamp warrants through a FISA court?
Honestly, this is bullshit. We asked for this. Either through action, inaction, or feigned ignorance. We traded liberty for security. All because some terrorist dickbags scared us.
This is what we who decried Patriot (and got called many, many things, long ago) said would happen. And blaming Obama, or Bush is silly. The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars.. but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
Maybe we can recapture some of the freedoms we traded away because we got scared. But people in power don't like giving power back after they took it.