So our boy Snowden finds himself enjoying airport accommodations whilst awaiting his chariot ride to South America (Ecuador?). Putin gets the last laugh by refusing to extradite and China drug it’s feet long enough for Ed to make a clean getaway.
Wikileaks is apparently providing logistical support (and acting as de facto mouthpiece).
What has Snowden given to foreign governments? Anything? If so, my support for him ends right now.
If not, I’m still in his corner. Despite the diplomatic egg on Obama’s face that this situation has created, until proven otherwise (as much as that is possible in this case) I’m going to support this guy.
What he did was illegal for sure…but from where I sit, it was done for the right reasons. In this day and age of Infotainment, media ownership and a profound lack of critical reporting, if Snowden does NOT do this…the debate remains under covers. Exactly where the NSA wants it. And believe me folks, this is a debate that is sorely lacking in our post 9/11 world.
This administration has been coy at BEST with regard to the level our government intrudes on our privacy. Our Director of National Intelligence flat-out lied about it. Hmmm, I’m not feeling a whole lot of trust towards these guys at present.
President Obama has told us that it’s necessary and saves lives. Maybe so but how about you set up an independent commission and grant them full access into PRISM and God knows what other Black Op programs you guys are running. That would go a long way into gaining my trust back.
Too many good people are willing to look the other way in the face of a government official telling them it’s for their own good and that their children will sleep safer at night.
I’m sorry, but I call bullshit.
It’s time for accountability. You clowns have lost your “trust” card and you need to get Snowden back in the US, acknowledge the moral rightness of his actions (if they are proven so; if he’s a spy, then prosecute or render until you’re blue in the face) and grant him a pardon.
Fix the damn issue and quit shooting the messenger.
You are beginning to look and sound like a bunch of amateur fascists…
PS: The castration of the Voting Rights Act by SCOTUS adds another level of distaste in my mouth. If this was a Republican administration, I’d be screaming. That I voted for you makes it incumbent upon me to scream even louder. Yes, I know SCOTUS is another branch of government, but c’mon guys. You have created a PR nightmare. Somebody up there has got to have the common sense to keep this mess from spiraling out of control…and into the hands of the Republicans.