The New York Times Wants Snowden to Be Allowed Back

“When someone reveals that government officials have routinely and deliberately broken the law,” the Times editorial board writes, “that person should not face life in prison at the hands of the same government.”  Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed, and the abuses he has exposed, Mr. Snowden deserves better than a life of permanent exile, fear and flight. “Why didn’t he just bring the NSA’s activity to the attention of superiors?” He did. Presenting another angle on the ongoing Snowden fiasco is The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, who describes the man as “insufferable” as well as “smug, self-righteous, egotistical, disingenuous, megalomaniacal, overwrought.” She just doesn’t like that guy’s personality, and that detail is definitely the right thing to focus on here.

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