After every terrorist attack, everyone always asks, "Why didn't the government connect the dots?" Well, what the NSA is doing is connecting dots. Moreover, Mr. McCarthy notes in his National Review Online article, this is no rogue operation. It's true, every branch of government was kept in the loop. Congressional leadership was briefed. The administration sought these warrants from a judge. This isn't a scandal so much as it is a controversy over a legal policy. To which I say, fair enough.