Allow me, if I may, to put a point on this NSA wiretapping thing. I've heard from the Bush defenders, and we've heard from Bush himself, that this was only limited to "persons of interest", linked to acts of terrorism and to al-Qaeda. (Therefore, presumably, the lawbreaking that went on was perfectly justified based on who it was against. Federal vigilanteism, in other words).
Well, this is the same group who made their case for invading Iraq partially on the idea that Iraq and al Qaeda were linked - which idea has been proven false.
Now we're told that even if the wiretapping was wrong, illegal even, it was Done For The Right Reasons and we should just shut up and trust in our leaders. The people being tapped were Bad People, linked to terrorism, and if we don't want Another Really Bad Morning we won't object to some Bad People being surveiled.
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, won't get fooled again, as someone or other once said.