According to director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell, it is so the telecom companies can survive:
“It’s true that some of the authorities would carry over to the period they were established for one year. That would put us into the August, September time frame. However, that’s not the real issue. The issue is liability protection for the private sector. We can’t do this mission without their help.”
You know we wouldn’t have this problem if the administration decided to actually follow the law to begin with, AND if the telecom companies also did the same. Protection? Everyone involved should not only be sued, but tried for actual crimes.
Here’s something for the whiners to maul over. In a year we will most likely have a President Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton. So do the whiners want these two to be able to ignore the law, give out immunity for their accomplices and be able to listen into phone calls without any oversight?