Poll: Most Americans Support NSA's Efforts
Based on a survey conducted by the Washington Post, the majority of Americans approve of the NSA wiretapping telephone calls for the purpose of hindering terrorist activities. In addition, the majority of Americans are willing to sacrifice personal privacy if it would result in better security. My concern is the White House might be inflating the danger of terrorism to legitimize spying on Americans. For example, President Bush pushed for a war with Iraq under the pretense that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the US needed to act. After extensive investigations, it was determined that Iraq had no such weapons. Could President Bush be doing the same thing with the wiretappings?