NSA

Nothing Wrong With Spying On Europe, Says Obama

Have fun at the next summit, Barry

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President Barack Obama on Monday defended U.S. spy agencies' surveillance of European governments, calling the practice of monitoring allies standard in the international intelligence community.

"In European capitals, there are people who are interested in if not what I had for breakfast, then at least my talking points," he said in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, suggesting that the U.S. allies engage in the same practices detailed in The Guardian's Sunday story featuring new revelations from documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.