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  •  What wrongdoing has been established? (0+ / 0-)

    Until and unless Greenwald/Snowden show actual evidence of wrongdoing -- that is, the programs were being used to do to something illegal -- then why would Snowden be entitled to any whistleblower protections?  It's been what -- at least two or three months now -- and Greenwald has yet to show any evidence at all of any illegal, warrantless eavesdropping being sanctioned.

    All he's given us is information about the supposed capabilities of the system, but so far there's been ZERO evidence of any actual wrongdoing.   So where is the there there?

    And if there's no evidence of actual wrongdoing in the use of these systems, then why would Snowden be anything other than a thief and a criminal?

    Revealing potential capabilities is not the same as revealing abuses.  For example, if, instead of actual abuse, the Abu Ghraib story was about what the guards could have done if left to their own devices to act illegally, but no abuse actually occurred, well, then, it wouldn't have been much of a story, would it?

    So why all the continued hyperbole and hyperventilating when it appears so far, based on Greenwald/Snowden's failure to actually show any wrongdoing, that the safeguards are apparently working?  If they're not working, then why has GG not provided ANY evidence of abuse yet?

    By the way, just 2 days ago, all of the "principled" leftists were up in arms at the suggestion that their rhetoric was indistinguishable from the rhetoric of the Rush Limbaughs of the world.  

    The comment above is Exhibit 1-A.  "Impeachment" -- and it gets 23 uprates.  Good grief.

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