A Security Sector Professional

Michael Hayden isn’t going to wait till our basest emotions are brought out in one of our most vulnerable moments to aggressively exploit them:

I think some of the right things with regard to the [NSA] commission’s recommendations are not the popular things. They may not poll real well right now. They’ll poll damn well after the next attack, all right?

And he doesn’t wish our Fourth Amendment protections on all human beings despite the fact that our Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that the US has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and that Article 17 of the ICCPR enshrines the right to privacy:

“The Fourth Amendment to our Constitution is not an international treaty,” he said. For those who aren’t covered by its protections, he said, “if your communications contain information that make Americans more safe and more free, game on.”

And he is held in high regard as a former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

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