None of us like to think about what the Patriot Act actually means BUT most realize that taking hold of the massive communications system is key to avoid devestating attacks like 9-11. If you recall after the attacks we were all dismayed that it was "allowed" to happen in the US. The attempt to "connect the dots" through whatever means necessary was a response to that. Obama agreed to it so that there would be no attacks ala 9-11 on his watch. No cover up just security for the 21st century. I don't like it but I support it. Obama is a far cry from Nixon and his crime ridden history. Israelis more than any others should understand the difference.
from the article: The return of Richard Nixon