NSA - Sixty Percent of Americans Agree - Protect our Ass!

So much for the "furor" over the six-month old NSA phone records story. APis crying over the fact that the White House is still backing Hayden even after this "blockbuster" story. ("Oh! How could they!?!")

They're saying the story brought OUTRAGE - OUTRAGE I TELL YOU!

Well at least from the liberal Bush-bashing media elite, but not from the American people with whom they are so out of touch they may as well be broadcasting from Pluto. Fact is that the people are NOT outraged, not by a long shot.

I told you before that when it comes to what really counts, most Americans could give a crap about gas prices or health care as compared to just being able to live without fear of being killed by some radical islamic wussy. Now this poll tells us the same story:

"A majority of Americans initially support a controversial National Security Agency program to collect information on telephone calls made in the United States in an effort to identify and investigate potential terrorist threats, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The new survey found that 63 percent of Americans said they found the NSA program to be an acceptable way to investigate terrorism, including 44 percent who strongly endorsed the effort. Another 35 percent said the program was unacceptable, which included 24 percent who strongly objected to it.

A slightly larger majority--66 percent--said they would not be bothered if NSA collected records of personal calls they had made, the poll found."

Just keep us safe - whatever it takes.

Remember, not ONE attack since 9/11. President Bush - thanks for a great job!

AJ Strata with more good comments.

Also satirically Scott Ott weighs in:

"Concerned that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have violated the civil liberties of Americans by analyzing records of millions of phone calls to detect patterns that might indicate terrorist activity, a bipartisan coalition in Congress today will unveil legislation to scrap the NSA and replace it with a more ‘transparent’ spy agency.

“There’s nothing like sunshine to ensure accountability,” said an unnamed Congressional aide who spoke in exchange for a lobster dinner, a fine chianti and a $12 Macanudo cigar. “Just because the enemy is among us, using our telecommunications infrastructure to plot the next major attack, doesn’t mean the government can sneak around doing secret stuff simply to save a few thousand, or million, lives. We have rights.”

Under the terms of the bill, the OSI website will include a list of all covert agents, with photos, home addresses, email links and IM screennames. As the OSI gathers data, it will be accessible in real-time through the website to “premium subscribers,” but even non-members will be able to view the aggregated data, and listen to brief, sample clips of legally intercepted phone calls."