posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 03:59 PM
Do you really want to know why he did what he did? I'll tell you why.
Because as a briefed and cleared member of Congress and presidential contender, he has access to the actual intelligence that this surveillance is
producing. The DNI probably gave him a briefing of all the useful intelligence that this program has been producing over the past few years. I'm
sure that most of it was pretty eye-opening.
Then, the DNI probably said "Senator, if you are elected President, you will not have access to this information if our surveillance capabilities are
removed. You will make uninformed decisions affecting national security and the lives of our sevicemen, and terrorists will more easily infiltrate
our country and systems while you sit in the Oval Office, blissfully ignorant. All because a bunch of internet nerds think we really give a crap
about where they stash their weed, or who is boffing who. And when some building comes crashing down, or a bunch of innocent bystanders are
slaughtered, the public and the press will call for your head, claiming you were asleep at the switch, and not doing enough to keep them safe and warm
and cozy. Just thought you should know".
Not a hard decision, really.