I am wondering if Sun Tzu is on Trent's reading list. Tzu would not spy on his people, he would cut their heads off first, and ask questions later. The analogy falls completely flat as does his answer - This proves that as bad as Scotty is at being the press secretary, Trent Duffy is really much worse.
They are reaching so far and deep up their own anuses to connect the illegitimate spying of Americans to Al Quesadia and 9/11 their brains have hemorrhoids. Have a gander:
Q Is the White House the ones that requested the Justice Department investigation into the NSA leaks?
MR. DUFFY: No, as the President said, the Justice Department undertook this action on its own, which is the way it should be. The President spoke directly about how he felt about the leaking of classified information, and the White House was informed of the decision, as was the President. And you have his own words about how he feels about the leaking of classified information. I think it's plain to say that the terrorists want to strike America again and they hope to inflict even greater damage than they did on September the 11th. The leaking of classified information is a serious issue. The fact is that al Qaeda's playbook is not printed on page one, and when America's is, it has serious ramifications. You don't need to be Sun Tzu to understand that. (Laughter.)
So the country is at war against a determined, patient, and ruthless enemy, and that enemy attacked America repeatedly and wants to do so again.