"The Air Force general nominated as the country's No. 2 intelligence official said Thursday that American intelligence agencies needed to push "right up to that line," established under privacy laws, in using eavesdropping, surveillance and other tools to gather information."
The ol' Ashcroft lie used to be, "give us broad spying powers, and we promise we'll never use them against you." Of course, only the corporate whores, media, and Jesus-freaks bought that line o' crap.
Now, it seems, there's no need to even lie about what's about to happen to your privacy. Hoover has risen from the grave.