It's like having a nightmare (the Bush DoJ and NSA wiretapping) that your psychologist supposedly fixed (the November election). Still plenty of things on my list of good things Obama has done so far, but the bad list is growing. I want to know WTF is going on here. The DoJ response to the EFF wiretap lawsuit not only upholds the illegal immunity imposed by the Bush administration, but pulls the immunity blanket even higher. This is ridiculous - we cannot sue the government for illegaly eavesdropping on public communications because doing so (a lawsuit) would breach and/or jeapardize national security? Come clean, federal officials - are you protecting Americans or are you protecting yourselves? Or by 'national security' do you mean the sanity and frustration levels of your citizens when they find out that every word they type or say is being copied through an STA (Symantic Traffic Analyzer) 6400 that's been placed in every major communications facility in the U.S. by the NSA?
Every defining attribute of Bush's radical secrecy powers -- every one -- is found here, and in exactly the same tone and with the exact same mindset. Thus: how the U.S. government eavesdrops on its citizens is too secret to allow a court to determine its legality.