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View Diary: My Representative met Edward Snowden yesterday (6 comments)

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  •  yep (2+ / 0-)
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    GreenRules, Bisbonian

    It's one thing to admire him from a distance, and quite another to take a real stand and invite him to stay.  No one wants to upset Obama, but the fact is that Snowdon did us all a big service in leaking that stuff.  A breath of fresh air?

    •  Don't overestimate Merkel (2+ / 0-)
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      anna shane, maregug

      Of the many many people worldwide that admire Snowden, Merkel is not one of them. Or she conceals it really effectively.

      Merkel is generally so uncritically pro-USA it needed a bugging of her cell phone for her to tepidly formulate criticism.

      Example: Although ~90% of Germans HATED the Iraq war and the Bushies, Merkel supported both and spoke out against then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's adamant NO to the Iraq war. She called the war "inevitable" shortly after it began and never apologized to the German public once it was a proven fact, that the case for the Iraq war was based on lies and there were no WMDs. She is basically a tool.

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