The Obama administration has released a “white paper,” or explanation, of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, about NSA surveillance. No doubt it is as Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said: “The release of this document is too little, too late in light of a massive public outcry over a secret surveillance program that has affected millions of innocent Americans.” Or as Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the stalwart organization that watches civil liberties violations — the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program – said: “If the government isn’t investigating a specific crime, then it has no business collecting every American’s records.”