So at the end of the day we found a mechanism to ignore our own legal and moral principles to questionalbe results but with one hell of a black-eye on our nation internationally speaking. I have to ask, anyone really feel more safe today for this exchange? Anyone make a good argument that the world is more stable or safe with this exchange? I would have a good counter argument for both.
I do not think we can ever question again why we are hated by a good third of the planet and distrusted by the majority of the planet (including those we call an ally.) Our own citizens even distrust our own government with these abilities to spy on and go after us as well. This is the real consequence of being the world's police department in the manner we have gone about it.
Where the hell are our ethics? Our principles as a nation given the results we see today from all this?