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Old 06-20-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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As soon as I saw this, I thought of Jack Nicholson in "A few Good Men" as he sat on the witness stand being pompous and saying that what he does saves American Lives.
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President Obama escalated his administration's defense of controversial surveillance programs, claiming Wednesday that the efforts have "saved lives."

The president addressed what has become a global controversy after his NSA director and other top officials told Congress a day earlier that the surveillance system has helped avert "potential terrorist events" more than 50 times since the 2001 terror attacks.

Obama, speaking Wednesday morning during a press conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, affirmed that number. He insisted the tracking of phone calls and Internet data is done in a way that protects civil liberties while keeping Americans safe.

"This is a circumscribed, narrow system directed at us being able to protect our people" under court supervision, he said. "And as a consequence, we've saved lives."

Obama: Phone, Internet surveillance has 'saved lives' | Fox News
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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And it will conquer world hunger, global warming, etc.

Just let them have their secret laws and courts.
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