What people are saying abroad about U.S. spying on other countries and leaders.
Peter Galbraith, The Guardian, Britain: “But how serious is the invasion of privacy? The NSA can vacuum up huge quantities of data, but that doesn’t mean it is useful. Most of us lead lives that are of no interest to any intelligence agency and, even for persons of interest, most conversations and e-mail are of no intelligence value. … The system is in need of reform and the smaller, more agile European services may be a model. After all, espionage is not just about collecting secrets but also keeping them.”