He's a traitor, according to both Repugnants like Bush and McCain, and to Democrats like Obama.<quoted text>
I don't think Snowden is as important as he or the media are making him out to be.
What is this sudden support for those who steal America's secrets??
As Bush said "You're either with us or against us."
And wasn't it Bush who started PRISM and defended the NSA wiretapping??
Wasn't the first wiretap scandal in 2006?? Who was President??
Latest Wiretap Scandal Part of Long Pattern
Snowden is definitely against us. To say otherwise is stupid.
by Jim on June 6, 2013 in Attention Deficit Democracy, Epigrams, Freedom, George W. Bush, leviathan, Lying, Obama, Surveillance, Wiretapping
""By JAMES BOVARD • June 19, 2006
The National Security Agency has been tracking the calls of millions of Americans and constructing the “largest database ever assembled in the world,” USA Today revealed on May 10. The nation’s biggest telephone companies have apparently turned over masses of personal records to the feds, allowing Uncle Sam to build up a database of the phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls of Americans. The revelations blew to smithereens the Bush administration’s story that only international calls were being tapped without a warrant as part of its so-called “terrorist-surveillance program.”
Bush announced on the day the story came out,“The intelligence activities I authorized are lawful.” However, this may be the result of Cheney logic—that the Supreme Commander has the right to do whatever he feels necessary to protect the public.(The New York Times noted that Cheney and his top aides had been the most aggressive advocates of warrantless wiretaps and rounding up Americans’ phone data.)
In his weekly radio address two days later, Bush sought to quell the controversy:“This week, new claims have been made about other ways we are tracking down al-Qaeda to prevent attacks on America.” Yet unless one considers every American presumptively an al-Qaeda accomplice, the domestic phone intercepts have nothing to do with tracking down al-Qaeda. Bush also declared,“We are not trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans.” Unless the vast majority of Americans are guilty, there is no way to assert that the feds are not trolling through millions of innocent people’s lives.""
So what's the difference?? This spying on Americans has gone on since 9-11. Problem is, you defended it when Bush did it.