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  •  hee hee (3+ / 0-)
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    sewaneepat, CS in AZ, Inland
    Unless there is a good reason to believe Snowden is a liar...
    I bet you can think of one if you try really hard.
    •  Well, I can't. Maybe you could spell it out (3+ / 0-)
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      Swampfoot, corvo, k9disc

      This kind of ad hominem gets thrown around casually. No human being is truthful about everything. But nothing in Snowden's biography tells me that he's a liar.  

      So, why don't you spell it out. And while you're at it, maybe you could list all the times in your life you haven't told the exact truth.

      •  Uh, he lied on his non-disclosure agreement (2+ / 0-)
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        yorkiedoglover, tytalus

        and according to his own words, he lied on purpose in order to release the information. Now, you may think he was justified but you can't possibly think he is not a liar.

        You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

        by sewaneepat on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 03:32:06 PM PDT

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        •  We do not know this (1+ / 0-)
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          Swampfoot

          We know that he broke his non-disclosure agreement. But unless you happen to have a copy of the agreement and can point to a specific provision which he knowingly violated when he signed it, you don't know jack.

          Now, even if he knowingly lied on his non-disclosure, if he did so in order to prevent a crime, then he is not a liar. No more so than the firefighter who breaks down your door to save your house from being consumed by fire is a burglar.  

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