Just a little dust stirring up; but see the article here about the NSA eavesdropping on US Citizens conversations and note the date; MARCH 2000. http://cryptome.org/echelon-60min.htm Bush was elected in Nov 2000. And this kind of thing has been going on for a long time, even before 2000. For all these politicians to come out of the woodwork and complain this is something new is really hypocritical. They have all known about it for a LONG LONG TIME. If it was on 60 minutes; I am pretty sure that wouldn't be classified by most americans as "secret". The only question left is: IS IT ILLEGAL? Point 1: It is only intercepting conversations that occur INTERNATIONALLY. I think that does make a difference in relation to a war with an non-domestic enemy. Point 2: (If you believe the Bush administration - which most of you dont) is that it is only done for those on the identified Terrorist Watch list and others who have been identified as associated with Al Qaida, but cannot be arrested. Well; I personnally think there should probably be some more authorizing legislation than what has been used; BUT IT SHOULD IN NO WAY BE STOPPED. I think you also have to look to results. Can you name any one person, who is NOT a terrorist, who has been indicted/charged with a crime or otherwise harmed as a result of this program? We can name a whole lot of people who were harmed by the Clinton use of the IRS to target their opponents in civil court cases & target media opponents with harassment. The clinton's clearly used FBI background files to identify "PERSONAL LIVES" of political opponents and take them out in the following election cycles. These SELF-SERVING abuses of power garner nothing but excusals. But the "accusation" of an abuse of power IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA and its citizens with no single named victim is somehow a constitutional violation and needs to be stopped immediatelly or something.