|found on memebase|
Obviously, once you look past the America-centric viewpoint, it becomes clear that America wasn't the only one caught - the entire 5-Eyes group of nations was caught. However, it could still be said that it was the result the American Government's stupidity. If they hadn't gone overboard by spying on virtually everyone there wouldn't have been any motivation for those of high integrity to reveal that fact. When you're trying to be covert (as spy organizations necessarily are) "go big or go home" is the wrong mindset to have.
And unfortunately for them, they are compounding their error by trying to defend and maintain the practice.