Congress Totally Cool With Being Spied On

I’m seldom surprised by Congress but this one made me take a step back. Congress has been entirely complicit in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of the American people. I always imagined they would freak out if the same happened to them but it turns out they’re OK with being spied on. At least if Israel is doing the spying:

Israel is spying on the U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks? No problem, key Democrats and Republicans in Congress say. It’s just part of the game.

“I don’t look at Israel or any nation directly affected by the Iranian program wanting deeply to know what’s going on in the negotiations—I just don’t look at that as spying,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, said. “Their deep existential interest in such a deal, that they would try to figure out anything that they could, that they would have an opinion on it… I don’t find any of that that controversial.”

I wonder if it’s possible of us lowly serfs to setup a deal with the Israeli government to have them spy on our government and give us nice itemized reports. It would certainly save a lot of potential whistle blowers from being caged like Manning or exiled like Snowden.