According to the New York Times, “The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in ‘overcollection’ of domestic communications of Americans.”
The definition of “overcollection” is anybody’s guess. One could posit that the warrantless collection of as much as a single syllable of speech is not only “overcollection,” but also a total violation of our Constitutional rights. The Bush Crime Family has us all so firmly pinned under their ugly thumbs we’ve forgotten that terms like “overcollection” of communication data of innocent Americans is, in iteself, reprehensible.