The White House says they didn’t know about the NSA spying on allies until this summer. Some intelligence officials say the White House signed off on the spying a long time ago. The New Yorker thinks it would be scary if Obama didn’t know what was going on. And some spies don’t see the big deal. That’s what they do. They spy. The former head of French intelligence explains: “I can’t believe anyone is terribly surprised. I mean, every government in the world tries to collect the best info that it can and that’s true of the German, American, British, French and countries all over the world.”