Here’s a fascinating interview with the original whistleblower on the Bush administration’s illegal domestic wiretapping operation through the NSA, Thomas Tamm in Newsweek.
This discloses what most everyone has known all along, as well as the impotence of FISA and the need for a complete overhaul of federal intelligence gathering. It’s no wonder Hayden and Goss wanted to consolidate the agencies – to gain a better top-down control of them to prevent any “dissent” i.e. patriotic whistleblowing.
Both the corrupt intel agencies and the Federal Reserve have made a complete laughingstock of the delicate checks and balances our founding fathers so carefully wrought in order to prevent this kind of usurpation of power.