Senator John McCain is still furious at actions by the National Security Agency which has intruded into the lives of Americans and made a mockery of our Constitutional rights to privacy. He said that Keith Alexander who heads the agency should assume responsibility for these violations of American rights. After all, Edward Snowden revealed thousands of documents under the watch of Alexander. As McCain noted: “we have a contractor employee, not a government employee, who has access to information which is, when revealed damaging to the standing prestige of the United States and our relations with some of our best friends.” He also poses: “why did Edward Snowden have that information?”
The entire episode is simply a combination of violation of human rights and an example of incompetence. The NSA might begin by restricing “secret information” to a small group. If hundreds of thousands have access, then “secret information” is no longer “secret.”
P.S. McCain also suggested that President Obama might apologize to world leaders for snooping into their private lives.