Actually, this diatribe from A Few Good Men is more relevant to the prevailing mentality of the MIC, especially the CIA and NSA, irrespective of how many laws they break (of course outside of Hollywood, nobody is punished):
You can't handle the truth!
Son, we live in a world with walls that must be guarded.
Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg?
I have more responsibility than you can fathom.
You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines.
You don't know what I know. Santiago's tragic death saved lives.
And my existence, while grotesque to you, saves lives!
But deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties - you need me on that wall.
We use words like honour, code, loyalty.
They're the backbone of our lives. You use them as a punchline!
I haven't the time or inclination to explain myself - to a man who needs my protection - but questions the way I do it.
Better just to thank me. Or pick up a gun and stand a post.
But I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!
Fortunately, no matter what the spooks think we are entitled too, we'll keep getting it courtesy of whistle-blowers and their porous cyber systems. Yeh baby. Case in point - latest Greenwald expose.
Keep calm, ignore the propaganda, and carry on...........