Did the NSA’s massive call records database program pre-date the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
That startling allegation is in court documents released this week which show that former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio — the head of the only company known to have turned down the NSA’s requests for Americans’ phone records — tried, unsuccessfully, to argue just that in his defense against insider trading charges.
Oh my. I mean, I know the invasion of Iraq was going to happen whether or not 9/11 happened, but the domestic surveillance?
That’s whole new levels of evil.