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Edward Snowden is Barack Obama's karma

From Snowden's live chat/interview at the Guardian:

Question:


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Why did you wait to release the documents if you said you wanted to tell the world about the NSA programs since before Obama became president?

Answer:

[SNOWDEN:] Obama's campaign promises and election gave me faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes. Many Americans felt similarly. Unfortunately, shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo, where men still sit without charge.

Snowden's acts were the direct outcome of Obama's betrayals, one of his many betrayals. And all things work together for good, don't they? Because we may be able to undo some of the damage Bush caused, as well as the damage Obama caused.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

not Obama's next one, wherein he might return as an Afghani mother or her child blasted to mist by Obama Drones.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

Petition to Pardon Snowden is only 17,000 away from reaching 100,000 where the White House is supposed to respond. Remarkable considering that everyone who signs that knows that their information is being taken down and will most certainly be held against them. People are really pushing back.

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