A Republican "Southern Strategy" gone wild
World Net Daily doesn't even need to spin this Washington Post article to make it scary:
"Former NSA technical head William Binney described the US National Security Agency in Berlin on Thursday as an entity that had abandoned every rule-of-law principle and breached the democratic freedoms of citizens.
Binney was the first American insider to testify to the German Bundestag's newly formed NSA inquiry committee, which is pursuing three questions, including whether German intelligence services had worked with the NSA.
Testifying, Binney accused the NSA of having a "totalitarian mentality" and wanting "total information control" over citizens in breach of the US constitution. It was an approach that until now the public had only seen among dictators, he added. Mass collection was "senseless" and did not help in counterterrorism, and actually hindered the agency's capabilities, Binney said.
The NSA represented the "greatest threat" to American society since the US Civil War of the 19th century, Binney added."