I don’t have to listen to your phone calls to know what you’re doing. If I know every single phone call you’ve made, I’m able to determine every single person you talked to — I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive. And the real question here is what do they do with this information that they collect that does not have anything to do with al Qaeda? And we’re gonna trust the President and the Vice President of the United States to do the right thing? Don’t count me in on that.
— Joe Biden in May 2006, appearing on CBS News.