President Barack Obama is acknowledging he must “do a better job” (at everything) of giving Americans confidence in the programs the National Security Agency has deployed to guard against terrorism. oh we are confident that the government is violating our rights every day in as many ways as possible.
Obama says the administration should “continue to improve the safeguards” of these initiatives. of course the “safeguards” he’s talking about are, people not finding out about these “initiatives”
The president conceded the NSA had “inadvertently, accidentally,(oops) pulled the emails” of some Americans. (using Google) But he also said the programs are necessary, “these aren’t unique to the NSA” (every gov. dep. is doing it, IRS ring a bell) and the United States has to adapt “in the right way” to the confluence of terrorist threats and rapidly advancing technology.