President Obama, yesterday:
OBAMA: Now, having said all that, you'll remember when I made that speech a couple of weeks ago about the need for us to shift out of a perpetual war mind-set, I specifically said that one of the things that we're going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy because there are some tradeoffs involved.
I welcome this debate and I think it's healthy for our democracy. I think it's a sign of maturity because probably five years ago, six years ago we might not have been having this debate. And I think it's interesting that there are some folks on the left but also some folks on the right who are now worried about it, who weren't very worried about it when it was a Republican president.
I think that's good that we're having this discussion but I think it's important for everybody to understand, and I think the A merican people understand that there are some tradeoffs involved. You know?
The thing you need to remember, when you watch the video (at the link)? Obama was one of "those folks" on the Left who were very worried when it was a Republican President. Why not explain to us how you have evolved, and why something you once so vocally opposed is now not a big deal?
Also, take note of his body language/facial expressions-is it me, or does he seem happy with himself as he lectures about this?