"Yeah, they should have just pulled the terrorist's records and listened in on those phone calls" - Homer 2016<quoted text>
"The U.S. swept up 70 million French telephone records and text messages in global surveillance - recording certain private conversations."
"While corporate and spy- vs.-spy espionage may be common, the newspaper report indicated that French citizens were unwittingly drawn into U.S. surveillance too."
"The U.S. is thought to avoid spying on its coalition of "'Five Eye" partners - Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand - but considers other countries fair game."
"From Dec. 10, 2012 to Jan. 8 of this year, 70.3 million recordings of French citizens' telephone data were made by the NSA. Intercepts peaked at almost 7 million in Dec. 24 and again on Jan. 7."
"70.3 million recordings of French citizens' private conversations..."
That's a helluva lot of terrorists in France.
Since when do rightwingers care if we spy on Socialist nations? Aren't Socialists your sworn enemies?