Did the U.S. listen in on German chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone? White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to use the past tense today, "the United States is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications," he said. Nothing about: did not monitor.
The statement did nothing to assuage the ill will Germans and Europeans are feeling about allegations the NSA eavesdropped all over the continent.
But are they angry enough to do something about it?
“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VABEFORE YOU GO