The phraseology of the US intelligence community and its allies isn't likely to win any awards when it comes to quieting people's suspicions and instilling confidence.
The latest example of potential caginess comes in the White House's statement Wednesday that the United States isn't eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Der Spiegel reports that in a phone call to President Obama today, Merkel "asked for a thorough explanation of serious indications that US intelligence agencies had declared her private mobile phone to be a target in their operations."
Obama's response? According to a … Read more