Picture Germany's version of NSA or its leader, Merkel, listening to Obama's private conversations and reading his private emails. Merkel seems to be convinced her privacy has been invaded by our NSA and Obama. The leaders in France and Great Britain have the same concerns.<quoted text>
Welcome to the real world Carol. Everybody has always gathered intelligence from everybody else since the dawning of civilization. How many personnel in various embassies in Washington are actually intelligence agents under some title like "commercial attaché"? When something like this gets leaked then countries will make the obligatory protests but in the end everybody realizes that that's the way the game is played.
Get the picture now?