I don't see the value in confirmation. If I want to sleep with my best friend's wife (or wife's best friend), who does it help to confirm that. I deny it, everyone wants to believe the denial, and life goes on.
Unless you think that for the first time in the history of all nations, heads of state deserve privacy from other countries (in the case of spying on Germany). Or that the numerous reports of the US monitoring all "international" conversations and then having telecoms route local calls through overseas were somehow insufficient.
I honestly may have missed something, but I have asked a lot of people (on /., and elsewhere) what he said that surprised you. Please enlighten me, cause if there's more going on, I do want to know.
Internal witnesses are important for proving things in a court, or discovering something you didn't know about (where in both cases "credible" is more important than "internal".) In this case, since I honestly don't think I learned anything new, I fail to see any value. And I would think I'm as far on the "government shouldn't spy on me" side as is possible, short of arguing the government should be disbanded to make double-plus-sure.