President Obama's remarks on the NSA and surveillance

Here is a PDF transcript of the president's speech on surveillance and national security today. Here's plaintext. Here's the New York Times' take on the speech. Here's a document of the Presidential Policy Directive on Surveillance.

Below, selected commentary from activists, journalists, and lawmakers on Twitter.

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  1. kbk says:

    You can tell Obama is lying though. His lips are moving.

  2. Imagine if we had a president as Liberal as the right says we do?

    Does he really think we're this stupid? I mean, we are, but does he really think that?

  3. dacree says:

    He just knows we are powerless to do anything about it.

  4. I don't care what this or any president has to say. I only care about what he does. I have to discount and disbelieve everything Obama has to say. I have absolutely no trust in this government and I never will. Neither will my friends and family.

    This country requires fundamental systemic and constitutional change. This country will never move forward without deep and extensive reform. Without reform this country remain stagnant and ultimately fall. The US is in a failed state.

  5. 8 - number of times he used 9/11.

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