Lesley Stahl: But when you have so many phone records being held, emails, heads of state’s phone conversations being listened in to, has it been worth our allies being upset? Has it been worth all the tech companies being upset? Has it been worth Americans feeling that their privacy has been invaded?
Susan Rice: Lesley, it’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.
Above: Apparently not a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11.
That’s our National Security Adviser!
Today we pledge to never condone terrorism; never make excuses for it; never keep company with those who sow hatred; and never forget.— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) September 11, 2012