Russia grants former NSA contractor temporary asylum
Obama has weakened the US internationally so that we command very little
The plot thickens. It’s not clear what, if anything, Russia has to gain by
this. My guess is that Putin saw it as the safest of all undesirable options for
now. It will interesting to see how Obama plays it.As for Snowden,
this latest episode in the ongoing soap opera of America’s petulant
problem child cements his deepening commitment to his personal security in
flagrant disregard of the larger issues of America's national security and
global international relations. It says a lot on how Snowden is willing to
Just how do we measure "international respect"? If we demand cooperation
on every issue with every ally, doesn't that run the risk of generating
resentment towards us? If Obama has "weakened" us, just how do we know?
It's not as though we had no adversaries before he took office. David
should consider very carefully the potential cost of trying to reclaim Mr.
Snowden from Russia. Sure, we'd like to have him back, but at what cost?