SURPRISE: NSA Surveillance Has Been Happening For Years

From CNN 

Two key senators are defending the NSA’s phone surveillance, saying it has been going on for years and it has produced results.

Terrorists "will come after us if they can, and the only thing that we have to deter this is good intelligence to understand that a plot has been hatched and to get there before they get to us," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the Senate intelligence committee.

"It has proved meritorious because we have gathered significant information on bad guys and only on bad guys over the years," says Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, vice chairman of the committee.