David B. Grinberg
Actually, we do know that some terrorist plots, like the planned bombing of the NYC subway system, were stopped because of the intelligence gathering methods at issue -- at least according to the Director of National Intelligence, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and other high-level public officials. Thus, I'm sticking by my positions, as articulated above.
I understand that many citizens feel their privacy rights have been violated, perhaps in an unconstitutional manner, but that's their opinion and maybe they're correct.
Regardless, the U.S. gov and our allies overseas need to track down that traitor who illegally leaked this highly classified top secret intelligence information -- arguably putting America and gov intelligence agencies at risk globally - and exact the full weight of the U.S. justice system on such a treasonous criminal.