If Hitler had been able to monitor Germans as effectively as the NSA spies on Americans, scarcely a Jew or Gay or combination thereof would have survived WWII.
This is an apparatus, the "oversight" of which is a joke, the budget of which is secret, the number of operatives of which is a secret, just waiting to be misused. Actually, the NSA has already been revealed to have spied on anti-Vietnam war activists and during the Iraq war to have spied on the those who thought we shouldn’t invade Iraq for no reason. Oh, then there was the NSA eavesdropping on phone sex between soldiers and their wives and girlfriends...
Another intercept operator, former Navy Arab linguist, David Murfee Faulk, 39, said he and his fellow intercept operators listened into hundreds of Americans picked up using phones in Baghdad’s Green Zone from late 2003 to November 2007.
Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator’s computer.
"Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there’s good phone sex or there’s some pillow talk, pull up this call, it’s really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, ‘Wow, this was crazy’," Faulk told ABC News.