It's fascinating to watch the conflicted Republican response to news that American phone records are being analyzed for patterns revealing terrorist activity ("Phone records could end up at NSA's Utah Data Center," Tribune, June 7).
The program began under President George Bush then, unlike now, without warrant. Where was the sturm und drang when the program first came to light in 2005?
A different matter today! On the one hand, what a perfect opportunity to wave arms, yell and scream about President Barack Obama and violations of personal liberty. Rep. Jason Chaffetz he finds it "unnerving." Sen. Mike Lee is "deeply disturbed" (that offers a splendid opening, but I let it pass unremarked).