The Attorney General of the United States has just sent a letter to the Russians, saying the U.S. will not torture or execute whistle blower Edward Snowden. What have we come to when our highest law enforcement official feels a need to assure the Russians that we won’t torture one of our own citizens? Remember when it was presumed that we weren’t torturing anybody? Remember when we were the good guys, back in the days when they had to get a warrant to tap your phone and your very citizenship afforded you a measurable and defensible status in the eyes of the law? Back when whistle blowers sought asylum here in the U.S., and the “rendition” of American citizens on American soil without due process was still called kidnapping, which is what it really is?
Detroit is allowed to go bankrupt, even while we bailed out GM, Chrysler and nearly the entire banking industry, the middle class has been all but devastated by multi-national corporations and Wall Street while our government spends our tax money to spy on us. And now the Attorney General of the United States, feels compelled to promise that we won’t torture one of our own people if the Russians will just send him back, while the Obama Administration continues to attack whistle blowers and journalists with such gusto, that you have wonder what this Administration’s agenda truly is.
Why doesn’t Attorney General Holder go after the CEO’s on Wall Street with the same zeal he’s going after Mr. Snowden? Snowden’s alleged offense against the country is nothing compared to the blatant and obvious criminal offenses of the Wall Street execs, who were first given a bailout with our tax dollars followed by a pass on any meaningful criminal prosecution by Mr. Holder’s Justice Department.
Isn’t the intentional destruction of the American economy for private gain a form of treason?
It almost feels as though Mr. Obama is nothing but a front for the far-right. That he’s just posing as a populist, fighting for the majority while secretly taking orders from a relative handful of corporate and military elitists. But that’s conspiracy nutjob territory, right? I do though wish our public officials, our employees in Washington, D.C., would stop trying so damn hard to turn us into a third world country.
Edward Snowden, is probably better off staying right where he is.