Was that the"Horst Wessel" the Marine Band was practicing?
Only under a wanna-be authoritarian president would an idea like this be touted. Of course sensible people can see an encroachment on privacy here. After all, if you control the communications system, you control the people! All we need now is for Admiral Poindexter (og "Total Information Awareness" fame) to be appointed project manager!
I was amused to see the CNN article on this juxtaposed with an article on a major security shortfall due to a GPS jogging app. That says it all! Why would we believe that security is the real reason for this, when it's clear that the government hasn't a magic shield to protect us?