Via: Daily beast
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Clapper said the problems facing the U.S. intelligence community over its collection of phone records could have been avoided. “I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11—which is the genesis of the 215 program—and said both to the American people and to their elected representatives, we need to cover this gap, we need to make sure this never happens to us again, so here is what we are going to set up, here is how it’s going to work, and why we have to do it, and here are the safeguards… We wouldn’t have had the problem we had,” Clapper said.
“What did us in here, what worked against us was this shocking revelation,”
He just doesn’t get it. It’s like tell me that you’re screwing my wife. Doesn’t help dude, knowledge afore hand only goes so far. He is making it out that everyone would have been a OK with it if only they had known. Not so, some of us are still concerned about our rights