Politics and science, humor and hypocrisy. METANOODLE
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Newspapers scoop the NSA and include a free crossword.
Under questioning by Judiciary Committee chairman, Leahy (D Vermont), NSA chief General Alexander admitted that only 13 of the 54 terrorist plots the NSA claimed to have stopped had any connection at all with the United States and only a couple had actually been foiled by using the NSA database.
“We get more from the newspapers than we do in the classified briefings that you give us,” Leahy told Gen. Alexander. “And we get a crossword puzzle, too.”