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Response to KoKo (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:41 PM

15. I read what they said and to me all I heard was

a way to make people feel better about it all.


I don't think it a good idea to hold any expectations about what they said....beyond what they actually said.


The Congress, the courts and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which the 9/11 Commission recommended, each have critically important roles to play. This board is essential to balancing the impact of the government’s security measures in the aftermath of Sept. 11 with our civil liberties. It has taken a decade to get the board up and running. Now that the Senate has confirmed a chairman, it is time for the board to get to work in a transparent manner on this surveillance program.

We are stronger as a nation when we understand what the government is doing. This does not mean sharing sensitive intelligence with the public. A public debate poses challenges when it involves classified information that dribbles out, obfuscated by misinformation. But there is certainly far more we can discuss openly.

President Barack Obama has rightly called for a national discussion, which his administration and Congress should convene. It is unfortunate that this conversation begins only when an unauthorized leaker divulges secrets he has agreed, under penalty of law, to keep. But the issues are now before the public. It is time to trust the American people’s judgment about where to strike the balance between what is, after all, their security and their freedom.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/its-time-to-debate-nsa-programs-94634.html#ixzz2a6DOEx1r


They're talking about having a public debate about the issues - which in many ways that is what us going on now....and a national discussion - "President Barack Obama has rightly called for a national discussion, which his administration and Congress should convene." So, Congress and the President will discuss it.


They complain about it taking a decade for - " It has taken a decade to get the board up and running. Now that the Senate has confirmed a chairman, it is time for the board to get to work in a transparent manner on this surveillance program." - Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (which the (they) 9/11 Commission recommended) to get a chairman - and how that board can now oversee these issues and to assure the public.












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