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Russell Tice and NSA Wiretaps

Democracy Now has a radio interview, downloadable in several formats, and a transcript at “National Security Agency Whistleblower Warns Domestic Spying Program Is Sign the U.S. is Decaying Into a “Police State.” Reason’s Julian Sanchez has an interview “Inside The Puzzle Palace:”

REASON: You’re referring to what James Risen calls “The Program,” the NSA wiretaps that have been reported on?

Tice: No, I’m referring to what I need to tell Congress that no one knows yet, which is only tertiarily connected to what you know about now.

Finally, Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings notes the President’s statement that

“If somebody from al Qaeda is calling you, we’d like to know why.”

along with the reaction from a bunch of gutless, unpatriotic whiners who don’t support the President the FBI.