"It's crazy. We want the government to protect us from terrorists, but then we complain when it looks into our own private affairs."

I can see that argument, but it has also come out that the US was blatantly spying on it's allies in Europe. If you are going to do something that egregious, you had better be very very careful. It has and will hurt us with our allies.
We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle