Panetta Passes the Buck

 Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA and former Secretary of Defense under President Barack Obama, defended the National Security Administration's controversial surveillance techniques, arguing that it is only following orders from the White House.

"Do you think this agency went too far," Bob Schieffer asked Panetta Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Panetta answered that NSA officials "do a great job," and after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, NSA has been gathering intelligence based upon the direction provided to it by the National Security Council, a White House office that oversees National Security matters.