Live and Let Spy
But if we must engage in a national debate on half-measures: After 9/11, any president who was not spying on people calling phone numbers associated with terrorists should be impeached for being an inept commander in chief.
With a huge gaping hole in lower Manhattan, I'm not sure why we have to keep reminding people, but we are at war. (Perhaps it's because of the media blackout on images of the 9/11 attack. We're not allowed to see those because seeing planes plowing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon might make us feel angry and jingoistic.)
Bottom line: To think that it's "unreasonable" (the constitutional standard) to search phone numbers taken from known terrorists is absurd.
If you liberals want to surrender then march your happy selves to Pakistan and convert to Islam (or have your head cut off) but for the rest of us, we're fighting terrorists.