Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in an unusual late-night statement Thursday, denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed secret surveillance programs and warned that America's security will suffer.
"I believe it is important for the American people to understand the limits of this targeted counterterrorism program and the principles that govern its use," Clapper said.
Well, obviously not, Mr. Clapper. If it's so important for Americans to understand, why didn't you just tell us in the first place? While the job of protecting the country from terrorists is a daunting one indeed, are we really protecting freedom by violating the very heart of it?
With the release of this information, one has to wonder what other kinds of "secret" measures are in place to protect Americans. Of course, I'm sure the media will get the blame for uncovering those, too, but I'm glad.
Because, it's obvious Big Brother is watching, so someone needs to be watching him, too.