Seriously? Michael Hayden said "Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide"?
Okay, give him a break, he probably meant "email provider", as the Post notes in the story. But then this:
Asked whether the United States's promiscuous surveillance was setting a harmful example for other nations, Hayden suggested that the Internet's origins in the United States partially justifies the NSA's conduct. If the Web lasts another 500 years, he said, it may be the thing the United States is remembered for "the way the Romans are remembered for their roads."O rly?
"We built it here, and it was quintessentially American," he said, adding that partially due to that, much of traffic goes through American servers where the government "takes a picture of it for intelligence purposes."
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what the heck he even means. We built it, so we're permitted to spy on everything that transpires there? And only we are?