reply to MyDogHsFleas
Re: Kudos to Obama and Holder
said by MyDogHsFleas:I'd vote for Option B, if I had a choice. I would prefer to live with the supposed "threat" of terrorism and have all privacy intact for everyone.
Future crime? Um, yeah, what did you think "connecting the dots" WAS? Finding the 9/11 terrorists or the underwear bomber, when THE DATA WAS THERE, just not correlated, BEFORE they killed hundreds or thousands and caused massive disruption to our nation. I thought that was the WHOLE IDEA?
The unstated question in all this is, are we at war with terrorists, or are we in a normal state of our justice system which can't do much until the crime happens?
One quick question... When were "hundreds of thousands" of people killed by a single terrorist incident? I can't recall that ever happening, unless you want to refer to WWII and Nazi Germany as a terrorist incident.