Is it hypocritical that other nations are complaining about U.S. computer and phone tapping?

Yes. Every advanced country in the world is using these methods to spy on the other. The United States just got caught.
64% (660 votes)
It doesn’t matter as long as U.S. surveillance measures like these are stopping acts of terrorism.
16% (165 votes)
Charges of illegal phone and computer tapping have not been proven, so it’s pointless to debate.
2% (23 votes)
No. Other countries around the world are absolutely right to be angry about these invasions of privacy.
18% (186 votes)
Total votes: 1034


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  1. We should not be apologetic about the fact that we spy on them and they spy on us. We are better at it than some, but not as good as others. Apologizing just means that we are the first ones to blink.

  2. Oh and if you think we have a special relationship with England, be aware that 3 years before WWII England and Japan had a secret treaty that obligated England to come to Japan's aid if we did certain things in the Pacific. And if you think we have a special relationship with Israel, ask some guys who were on the USS Piper about what happened to the Victory in their sight.
    We have ourselves alone to worry about.

  3. Okay, let's get one thing straight: Based on my 20-plus years at NSA HQ or in one of its military services, I can assure you we DO have a special intelligence relationship with England, as well as Canada and Australia. Those countries have both military and civilian personnel assigned to work side-by-side in the same spaces with ours, just as we have personnel working at their sites, all in the interest of sharing intelligence information for mutual defense. It would be hard to hide secret bugging ops from someone who works in your office. Also, we did not target leaders of friendly foreign countries while I was there -- if it's true now, it may have started as part of the Patriot Act under George Bush, and most likely to find out what their people might be reporting on potential terrorist activity.

  4. What foreign nation has adopted our Constitution? What collection of citizens outside this nation is gaurenteed anything by that document? What foreign nation gives a darn about our fortunes except how these nations suceed or fail by our work, sacrifice and blood?

  5. France has spied on us and China is probably the best at electronic surveillance, likely better than us.

  6. Every true American should read the constitution which totally forbids these unconstitutional actions. Its sad that the one who brought out these unconstitutional acts must flee and be in another country. I had to swear to "uphold and defend our constituation" but it seems no politician or their lackeys dont care. I love our constitution-just wish all people in this country did

  7. It seems that ALL of Obama's Handlers do not believe in the United States of America's Constitution. In addition, NONE of our Senators and Congressmen/women have the Intestinal Fortitude to Challenge any of Obama's Handlers, NOT ONE . Thank you for your time. TSgt., USAF Retired.

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