That because they haven't quite figured it all out yet, they're still trying to understand all the chinks and kinks and when your talking about a load of guys all sitting there trying to watch the population from a Windows desktop, then there's bound to be a few minor issues.
Democratic law makers are still befuddled and confused - bless!
Let's clear the AIR and dispel there confusion, firstly the whole issue of lawful intercepts. It's truly the case that you should be very careful what you wish for, because those powers that they crave and covert do not translate into powers they can use against the population they directly translate into powers the population may use against the State.
If you take the time to do the actual research you gain a better grasp of what's really going on and what it's really all about. The whole issue of the C Library and the issue of Objective C is far better understood when you realize why some people might Object or Objectify the C source code.
You see in foreign states that are controlled by the iron grip of the "Communist" block, the party itself is not all powerful, you have to remember they are elected into office by the people on behalf of the people and therefore it's those people who placed them in power that hold them to account for there actions.
1> The issue of illegal wiretaps, yes it's illegal but it never stopped them wanting to do it in the first place, regardless of the fact, that the people who begged for it will find themselves being the ones so deeply watched by the very electorate that placed them in power. This is what is meant by Political stupidity, the very anti-thesis of control. After all just ask yourself one simple question "how do these capabilities, translate into something that you yourself can control when they are capabilities that where never designed for you in the first place?"
Do you believe these Agencies have any iota or idea? Of course they don't, all they care about is preening about catching bad guys, yet here we see the bad guys, being the very elected representatives, put in place by the People acting against the very will of the People, preening about Special Source collections. There truly is nothing special about where the source of those capabilities came from. They come from the "Communist" block offered out as a special service to the "Democratic" block to spy on the population in a most abusive pattern of abuse that has been going for decades.
And they are still clueless, going on about needing a Capability which is not a Capability designed with them in mind, it was designed for the people to hold the very political authority to account for its actions and when they finally realize that, they're actually terrified that it's not there Secret Service or there Secret Police that will be listening to there private conversations but the very People who placed them in Office and that very idea is what terrifies them. Because when your making a private phone call and you offer or you accept a Bribe would you feel comfortable knowing that the People who put you in Office know all about what you just did?
The answer is of course not, they have the illusion of control, the illusion that it's intended for them and when they find out it's not, they become deeply fearful of what will be uncovered and dragged into the light of day and laid bare for the entire world to look at.