State Dept Spokesperson grilled over Snowden

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by TedM, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. GroundLoop macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    Wow, did she dig herself into a hole. I did chuckle a little at her reaction when she realized what she had said and was called out on it.

  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    I think she was just trying really to stay politically correct. She basically spent 24 minutes trying not to say "we're pissed at Russia for helping Snowden" because, as we all know, everything in politics has to be done and said very carefully. Saying something anti-Russian would only make them more likely to give Snowden asylum.

    I also think it would be a really good idea for the government to "let it go" with this one. When a huge majority of the population feels like Snowden is a whistleblower, and the public is suddenly aware of a huge privacy invasion, what do they have to gain by prosecuting him? They should just drop the charges and permanently ban him from government work.
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    He should be given the Medal of Honor and appointed to watch the NSA and prevent further privacy invasions. Yes I know the Medal of Honor is supposed to be for the military but it is the highest honor. Then fire every government contractor and employee who did not alert the public.

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