I read an interview with the John DeLong, Director of Compliance for NSA, the other day. He was asked the question point blank if the NSA is spying on Americans. His answer was "we are not watching, we are being watched." Huh? He said that all three branches of government play a role in watching the NSA and that the NSA acts on the permission from the US government authorities. The NSA doesn't listen to average Americans and they don't do what they are unauthorized to do. So, there you have it. The NSA is acting on behalf of the three branches of the Federal Government in their gathering of information; they are not acting alone. I feel so much better having Mr. DeLong's perspective.........NOT.