Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Good. Then we shouldn't violate our own Constitution in order to combat them. What greater victory could we give them than to destroy what we stand for out of fear?
BTW, why didn't this program stop the Boston Marathon bombers? Didn't the Russians tell us to watch this guy?
No program or technology is prefect. This program was designed to intercept non-US communications, analysis and identify external threats/support to those trying to do harm inside the US. In Boston it was "lone" wolf action and they didn't receive external logistic support or direction.