You might be a disciple of President Wilson, but that naive view is at best highly irresponsible. People have things that are private. Governments have real secrets. Many of these are completely legit. Some are much more debatable. It is the absolute duty of every national government to spy on their allies. Indeed, to spy on their friends The difference is that you play nicer with your friends--no honey traps, no executions, heck unless it's the Jews, you don't even put them in jail for very long (if at all) when you catch them.