Today’s events force the question: can we have both? This plot was interrupted in part because the US (not just Britain) picked up “chatter”. That means (or very likely means) that we were, among other things, listening to phone calls. 2,700 lives might have been saved and untold psychological devastation because that fascist SOB Bush insists on monitoring phone calls.
If anyone wants to monitor mine they’re welcome to it. Hell, give me the NSA’s number and I’ll patch them in to all of my phone calls.