The man who lied about WMD's and took the country to war based on those lies now thinks that exposing their NSA wiretapping is one of "the worst occassions" of someone doing damage to our national security interests. Pot, meet kettle.
Coming from the man who lied to the American people about WMD's. If old Deadeye Dick really thinks that this NSA leak is "one of the worst occasions [...] of somebody with access to classified information doing enormous damage to the national security interests of the United States," I've got a mirror he needs to go take a look in.
I've got plenty of questions about what Edward Snowden is doing in China as well, but this is the last guy on earth that I want to hear weigh in on it.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Edward Snowden betrayed his country by leaking classified documents about the U.S. government's surveillance programs and warned that the former National Security Agency contractor may be spying for the Chinese government.
"I think he's a traitor,” Cheney said of Snowden in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”
"I think he has committed crimes in effect by violating agreements given the position he had," he continued. "I think it's one of the worst occasions in my memory of somebody with access to classified information doing enormous damage to the national security interests of the United States."
Cheney raised questions about Snowden's decision to flee to Hong Kong, suggesting he may be sharing sensitive information with the Chinese government. He hinted that Snowden could even be a Chinese spy.
"I'm suspicious because he went to China. That's not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth," Cheney said. "It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this."
Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden that he would be judged harshly by history if he became friendly with "enemies" of the United States.
First of all, if Bloody Bill Kristol is serious about the notion that Republicans are making a mistake by conflating any of these various "Obama scandals" he might want to ask Chris Wallace to go have a little chat with Neil Cavuto and tell him to simmer down. Read more...