Another timely encryption/back door/etc. reality check
"GREENE: What do you know about the debate within the Obama administration? It's been reported that there really is a fierce debate over how to handle this.Later in the interview:
CLARKE: Well, I don't think it's a fierce debate. I think the Justice Department and the FBI are on their own here. You know, the secretary of defense has said how important encryption is when asked about this case. The National Security Agency director and three past National Security Agency directors, a former CIA director, a former Homeland Security secretary have all said that they're much more sympathetic with Apple in this case. You really have to understand that the FBI director is exaggerating the need for this and is trying to build it up as an emotional case, organizing the families of the victims and all of that. And it's Jim Comey and the attorney general is letting him get away with it."
"CLARKE: Every expert I know believes that NSA could crack this phone. They want the precedent that the government can compel a computer device manufacturer to allow the government in."Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism, Clarke Says : NPR