You know the NSA wants to hear it and probably already have. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany called president Obama to complain about her mobile phone being targeted by the NSA.
News site Spiegel reported that Merkel's mobile may have been spied on by the US and the German Chancellor is taking the allegations seriously.She demanded an explanation in the telephone conversation with Obama, Spiegel said.Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel made it clear that she found such practices "completely unacceptable"."The chancellor today telephoned President (Barack) Obama" and "made clear that she unequivocally disapproves of such practices, should they be confirmed, and regards them as completely unacceptable," he said.
Of course the U.S. spies on enemies and allies alike. They have done so, like every other country, for centuries. While Merkel's complaint is valid, I'm sure she isn't actually surprised.
The real question here is whether the NSA has lost its ability to keep what it's doing under the cover of darkness. They are being outed regularly this year. Has spying become too much for the NSA to handle, or does the bungling actually come right from the top?
Remember, all of this exposed spying is coming with a press compliant with the Obama agenda. Yet no other president has seen so many spying efforts exposed as this one has. It must be a real mess in D.C.