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Europe’s Faux Outrage on NSA Spying

Captain Renault of the European Union is apparently shocked, shocked to find out that the U.S. has been spying on the EU’s official communications. Some EU officials have called for suspending talks on a trans-Atlantic trade and investment partnership because, as Elmar Brok, chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, put it, “How are you supposed to negotiate when you have to worry that your negotiating positions were intercepted?”

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