The memo is directed at senior NSA officials and advises them that the agency is 'mounting a surge' aimed at gleaning information not only on how delegations on the Security Council will vote on any second resolution on Iraq, but also 'policies', 'negotiating positions', 'alliances' and 'dependencies' - the 'whole gamut of information that could give US policymakers an edge in obtaining results favourable to US goals or to head off surprises.'
Apparently, the surveillance operation is believed to have been requested by President Bush's National Security Adviser, Condoleeza Rice.
The memo itself was composed by Frank Koza, a senior staffmember at the NSA. Incidentally, there is a Frank Koza who lives in Columbia, MD, just 12.2 miles away from NSA headquarters.
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I wonder when he gets home from work. I'd like to talk to him about that memo, or have my political representatives do so. A full senate investigation would be nice...