NY Times Editorial Asks Obama for Clemency for Snowden
An editorial in the New York Times requests clemency for NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden.
In retrospect, Mr. Snowden was clearly justified in believing that the only way to blow the whistle on this kind of intelligence-gathering was to expose it to the public and let the resulting furor do the work his superiors would not.
...When someone reveals that government officials have routinely and deliberately broken the law, that person should not face life in prison at the hands of the same government.
The editorial concludes with:
...President Obama should tell his aides to begin finding a way to end Mr. Snowden’s vilification and give him an incentive to return home.
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