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May 29, 2014

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japa21

The none problem with that argument is that you are accepting what Snowden says at face value. Is he being honest? I don't know.

I do know that prior to Obama being elected, he was quite open about criticizing people who did far less than he did. Did he have an honest change of heart or were his actions motivated by animosity towards the current administration (even though most of what he disclosed were actions by the prior administration)?

It would have been nice if Williams had asked him about this change in the way Snowden looks at things.

Is he a traitor? Again, I don;t know, but I think he was being extremely narcissistic to compare himself through implication with the others you mentioned.

And I get tired of him being described as a whistleblower. His actions do not fall under the category of whistleblowing.

The people that brought out the problems at the VA are true whistleblowers.

Peter G

And yet of all the many classified documents Snowden took with him on the lam he forgot to bring a single shred of evidence of any of the communications he purportedly sent to the NSA documenting his concerns. There appears to be exactly one of these e-mails which posed a question that was answered to Snowden's satisfaction. But I share your belief. Snowden is no more a traitor than Manning who likewise released thousands of documents he had not read to people he did not know. Something he had also sworn under oath not to do. This is merely large scale ego driven vandalism. I find the idea that Snowden's grand revelations, which so far have consisted almost entirely of power point briefing documents, to be somewhat less than startling. Which is not to say he doesn't deserve a good long stretch in the hoosegow.

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