Remember all those spy satellites we launched to keep an eye on Russia during the Cold War? Seems Washington wants to use them to keep an eye on Americans now.
In the roll-out campaign to sell Americans on having their government spy on them -- the top spook at the Department of Homeland Security (yes, they have spies apparently) says the satellites can be useful in natural disasters.
Charles Allen says spy satellites were used during Hurricane Katrina.
Well, that sells me! We all know what a smashing success the federal government was with Katrina! (CNN)