Mr. Vladimir "I Don't Need No Stinkin' Shirt" Putin has been playing games with our ineffectual President and our hopelessly hapless Secretary of State, John "Xmas in Cambodia" Kerry.
|Reeling in the американцы|
The treasonous Edward Snowden has been granted--Surprise!--a "temporary asylum" in Russia with the final decision to come in about a year. It seems that the Russian government office which handles requests for political asylum is just so backed up, so busy that it can't get to Snowden right away. He has to wait in line. Russia does not give preference to those who enter the country illegally.
And, yes, I do think Snowden is a traitor. Whatever is wrong with the NSA, and there is a lot, his going to the decidedly undemocratic Chinese and Russians with--apparently--critical information that will hurt our legitimate collection efforts, and those of our allies, is not the way to stand up for individual rights and freedom. Why not praise Lord Haw-Haw or Ezra Pound, too, while we are it?
He and Manning are weasels, not heroes, who should never have had the jobs they held. I realize, of course, that with so many other "phony" scandals to investigate, any request for Congress to look into how these weasels got their jobs will fall very far down the list of priorities.
|Snowden adjusting to his new life in a new paradise.|