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American People Want to be Spied On, Claims General Wesley Clark (VIdeo)

Appearing on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front" last night, General (retired) Wesley Clark claimed that the American people "solidly" support the PRISM program that allows the National Security Agency to spy on their email and telephone calls.

At the beginning of the segment, Burnett seemed completely confused that President Barack Obama was concerned about the documents taken by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, but would not scramble U.S. jets in foreign airspace — especially Russia — to bring in Snowden.

She then switched gears to interview Clark, who was once the Supreme Commander of NATO forces, noted

"The American people are solidly behind the PRISM program and all that's going on," Clark said. "The American people want protection and most people say, 'Look, if that's what it takes, I'm happy.' I think the president is on very solid ground here. Edward Snowden is going to disappear in the pages of history."

A recent poll by Pew Research Center and the Washington Post says that 56 percent of Americans support being spied on by the NSA, reported

However, 56 percent is hardly "solid" as General Clark claimed. The United States is almost an evenly divided nation on domestic spying by the NSA.

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