Edward Snowden

Posted Friday, Dec. 27, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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In Wednesday’s “The daily STEW,” almost everyone said Edward Snowden committed treason and should be brought to trial.

He did something that needed to be brought out into the open to wake up the American people and the world.

Even President Obama said, before he was president, that “whistleblowers are courageous people.” But since it happened on his watch he is not so happy.

If Snowden had leaked the information during the Bush administration, the Democrats would have labeled him a hero.

Obama has had five years to change what Bush OKed the National Security Agency to do, but he has failed to make any changes. Obama likes the power also.

— Eugene Ross, Granbury

It seems contradictory that our national television media grab every opportunity to highlight a veteran returning home, and in the same broadcast time slot highlight their media darling, Edward Snowden.

I can’t speak for all Americans, but I’d wager most vets feel as I do that it is a colossal insult to me and my service.

It is almost daily that our media put Snowden on as if we are interested in his learned observations. Do they not understand that Snowden is a traitor? He has done irreparable damage to our country.

They insist on putting lipstick on this pig and trying to imply he is a whistleblower of some sort. He is not a whistleblower; he is a traitor, and I question the patriotism and motivation of the stations that continue to make a hero of him.

They had him wish me Merry Christmas, for God’s sake!

The only words I want to hear from Snowden are his last, just before they pull the lever.

— Dennis R. Green, Iredell

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