Re: Damn anyone who... does what we do...
"So America hacks/observes/spies on... and it's vital that they do so"
"Because if we don't do it, the bad guys will!", shouted every Government, ever.
Same rational used to light up the first A-bomb, even though their best calculations at the time showed a 25% chance of igniting the atmosphere, and turning the whole world into a glowing cinder.
(Fortunately, they were wrong.)