Monday, October 23, 2006

Two mints in one: illegal and useless

There has been an enormous amount of yakking about the NSA wiretapping program, regarding both its illegality and its efficacy. The Bush administration and their various sychophants have always claimed that they are listening in on "the terrorists." Who doesn't want the NSA listening in on the terrorists? Why, you'd have to be an America-hater not to want that to be happening. Right?

Well, this guy dispenses a little lesson about just how useless the NSA wiretapping program probably is. A few simple VoIP phones, a small computer set up as a telephone server and voila, a secret, private, encrypted telephone network that operates independently of the corporate whores at AT&T. All of which appear to be yet another reason for the telecom companies' and congressional Republicans' desire to control the tubes of the internets.

If there is a dominant theme of the Bush administration's many programs, such as war and occupation, NSA wiretapping, torture, extraordinary rendition, secret prisons, etc. it is this: they are all illegal and useless. Oh, and they waste enormous amounts of US taxpayer dollars, too.

[thanks to Cosmic Iguana.]

1 Comments:

Anonymous robb said...

"a secret, private, encrypted telephone network that operates independently of the corporate whores at AT&T"

Better yet, a CHEAPER secret, private, encrypted telephone newtork.
-Brought to you by Vonageā„¢
Woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo

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