Reply to post: Re: COINTELPRO

Pre-Snowden NSA grunts wanted to nix phone spying: report

Michael Wojcik Silver badge


I find it hard to believe a large intelligence organization would ever shut down any program until they found it was no longer economical (i.e., that the resources were better applied elsewhere). Why would they? And who could verify that they had?

People don't go into intelligence because they have strong ethical or sympathetic reservations about infringing on others' civil liberties. The field selects for those who will do whatever they can get away with.

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