Take Two for October 25, 2013

Foreign leaders find NSA spying by US 'an abuse of trust'


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(From L) European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Britsh Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a meeting entitled 'Cut EU Red Tape' during the European Union Summit of Heads of States held at the European Union Council building in Brussels on October 25, 2013.

News emerged this week that the NSA monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders. Apparently this surveillance produced little in the way of intelligence, but it certainly sparked a lot of outrage worldwide.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that spying between friends is unacceptable. Meanwhile Mexico's foreign secretary Jose Antonio Meade called it, "an abuse of trust."

For a look at the fallout from this we're joined by Richard Betts, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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