John Kerry Admits That The NSA Has Gone Too Far; Will He Take Back His Labelling Ed Snowden A Traitor?
from the can-we-move-that-needle-over-to-whistleblower dept
Secretary of State John Kerry is among the many politicians who rushed to call Ed Snowden a traitor — though, to be fair, he said “traitor to the oath he took to his fellow employees, to the duty he took freely by his own choice.” That’s not quite the same as saying he’s a traitor “to the US,” but it’s still pretty strong. And yet, now, after more and more information has come out about the NSA’s activities, thanks entirely to Snowden’s leaks, even Kerry is admitting that the NSA has “gone too far.”
“In some cases, I acknowledge to you, as has the President, that some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn’t happen in the future.
“There is no question that the President and I, and others in government, have actually learned of some things that have been happening in many ways on automatic pilot because the technology has been there and the ability has been there over the course of a long period of time.”
So, Secretary Kerry, can you at least now admit that Snowden was a whistleblower?