Magazine August 2, 2010, Issue

National Security Agency Satellite Monitor

(Larry Downing/Reuters)

DOCUMENT EXTRACT: CELLPHONE CONVERSATION

Static. Ringing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Hello?

Background noise. Note: no available means to isolate and remove noise. Best guess: vuvuzela.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: Um, hi, Bill. It’s me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Me? Gotta do better than that, pal. I’m awfully busy here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #3: Bill, are you watching this, mate?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Trying to, Mick. Let me just dump this call and –

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: Bill, it’s me. It’s Al.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Al. Al, as in . . .?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: Al Gore. It’s Al Gore.

Static. Vuvuzela.

AL GORE: Hello?

BILL CLINTON: I’m here.

AL GORE:

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