[W]e keep sacrificing our privacy to the National Security State in exchange for less security.
Whatever the initial thoughts behind any of this stuff, it's a tremendous waste of money and resources which, as I said below, can't possibly, in the net, be useful. It serves to transfer money and power to elites while cementing the existence of a giant and extremely opaque patronage system. One with surveillance capabilities.
Something only civil liberties extremists like Greenwald should worry about.