The Obama campaign finally released a statement on the FISA compromise:
It is not all that I would want. But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives – and the liberty – of the American people.
As I said this morning if I were the next President of the United States I’d be happy to be handed unlimited power by the GOP, too. The trouble is that unlike Barack Obama, I’m not going to be President and odds are neither are you.