We’re all terrorists now

Declining to answer questions about revelations that Vice President Dick Cheney argued for allowing the NSA to intercept entirely domestic telephone calls and e-mail without warrants, his spokeswoman simply responded:

“As the administration, including the vice president, has said, this is terrorist surveillance, not domestic surveillance.”

The response follows last week’s revelation in USA Today that the NSA has secretly collected the phone records of tens of millions of terrorists currently living in the United States.