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U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Surveillance leaks show Obama's hypocrisy
Surveillance leaks show Obama's hypocrisy

The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing migraine. The leaks about the policy to the British newspaper the Guardian and to the Washington Post, provided in convincing detail, cast a president who claims to be a champion of individual privacy and a free press as just another hypocritical politician bending to intelligence-gathering mission creep. Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer has suggested, according to Politico, that Mr. Obama "is carrying out...