There is one way to truly judge how bad the criminal intent was of this whole evesdropping scandal. Look how serious the retribution becomes. As I said previously, I expect major fallout to be in the works...and heads to roll all over. If they go as viciously after the NYT reporters as they did after Joe Wilson, John McCain, and every other opponent of their crooked policies, you will see serious consequences in the media. Possibly the collapse of the fourth estate as we know it. This could eventually be used to censor Al Gore's internet. So say your peace now.