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Working with the premise that liars will always be liars, I believe very little that Barry said in his NSA speech. Just by the fact that he invokes the myths of 9/11 should make it clear that the truth is not in him.
How many times is he going to use the word transparency in vain?
The issue of storing bulk metadata is still up in the air, as vague as he could make it and not a word on how the massive NSA data centers, including the new one in Utah, will fit into the new scheme or why they are still needed. Stored by a third party? I bet some Israeli firms would be glad to take on that role if they don't already.
Barry's statement "Let me repeat what I said when this story first broke. This program does not involve the content of phone calls or the names of people making calls" is something I have big doubts about.
No data the government holds is safe from abuse. They can't even secure the Obamacare website. The NASA data can and will be diverted, shared, stolen or sold. There's a lot of money to be made with the info. These people will also never willingly give up their blackmail capability.
Many words will be spoken and written about what Obama had to say. The bottom line question is 'are we any closer to protecting our 4th Amendment rights today than we were yesterday?' My answer would be 'not at all.' Barry and his handlers' best hope is that the majority will fall for his latest illusion and go back to sleep.
Here's the text of the speech.