You're kidding me right? You do know the Patriot Act is still intact, right? And that it was confirmed that people who weren't even suspicious of terrorist activity were still wire tapped?
No way are we more sophisticated. You obviously haven't traversed in the less liberal parts of the internet.
Ok you may be right about the sophistication thing. I know that some aspects of the Partriot Act were extended, and whether or not I think the act is wrong is irrelevant in my point. I'm just saying that there is a huge leap from wire tapping to assassination.