manoletters wrote:Such "ingratitude" on "Fast Eddie's" part, especially after Eric Holder "promised" not to torture or kill him, for a change. And we all know how American officials always keep their word, hardee har har! So personally, I LIKE this. On Facebook, and here as well. I hereby nominate Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Unlike Commander-in-Chief Obama, it is entirely well-deserved in this case.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/a ... sappointed
I'm just sitting back and enjoying the whole show. Legalities aside, I think Snowden did the country and did us all a favor. I am glad we know a little more about what's going on, and I think we should have known earlier. I have no illusions we'll stop doing any of this stuff -- it'll just get buried and renamed. I'd like to see more discussion about the rights of individuals to know what's being done with their communications, and about boundaries such as the ones between personal info, corporate info, and government info.
Russia is having a fine time pretending they're a sanctuary for dissidents and pissing off the US, which is their specialty anyway. The US is being made to look silly because we make such a big deal out of human rights and, over and over, are shown to disregard them. On this one, we look like a bully and nobody believes the promises to take good care of ES. The whole thing is not pretty and the Obama administration, which rarely summons enough energy to look vindictive, looks vindictive.
We the public don't have to take sides (neither side is particularly appealing, and nobody cares what we think anyway). We might as well just watch the show.
I am amused by the cynicism of the Italian public regarding their government, and when we get news like this it looks like the US is heading the same direction.