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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    This could be predicted since over the past week or so many sane heads on both sides of the political spectrum had indicated that the Snowden issue should not stand in the way of the many other issues confronting US/Russia relations. The Obama administration can always be counted on to do either nothing or the direct opposite of what most sane people would do.

    What's the end-game here? Does Obama really think Putin is going to bow to his wishes? Not bloody likely. And how does Obama gracefully extricate his foot out of his mouth in a few weeks, a month, a year?

    This totally smacks of spite on the part of Obama because Snowden let the cat out of the bag and has embarrassed him. It's not related to what the US government and peoples' needs may be - it's totally related to Snowden getting under Obama's skin.
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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Using that twisted logic, so did Manning. However, the right calls Manning a traitor and praises Snowden. Both should be behind bars.
    I don't give a crap what 'the right' says. If you bring forth to the citizens, wrongdoing by the government, you are a hero. Period.
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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Using that twisted logic, so did Manning. However, the right calls Manning a traitor and praises Snowden. Both should be behind bars.
    Not many on the Right are praising Snowden.....he is a traitor, and so too is Manning.

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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I don't give a crap what 'the right' says. If you bring forth to the citizens, wrongdoing by the government, you are a hero. Period.
    So you think Manning is a hero?

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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you think Manning is a hero?
    I have no idea, I haven't paid attention to him or the 'charges' or what he did. But if he brought to light crap the government was doing illegally, against the constitution, then yeah, he is.
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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I have no idea, I haven't paid attention to him or the 'charges' or what he did. But if he brought to light crap the government was doing illegally, against the constitution, then yeah, he is.
    What did Snowden bring up that's unconsitutional? Nothing, it is a LEGAL program. Even the GOP has said as such.

    I am glad you nor your ilk has anything to do with classified information.

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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    If it was Putin's goal to make himself look strong and Obama look weak, which appears to be the case, then he has succeeded.
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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What did Snowden bring up that's unconsitutional? Nothing, it is a LEGAL program. Even the GOP has said as such.

    I am glad you nor your ilk has anything to do with classified information.
    You haven't got a clue, which is amazingly apparent in the above statement of ignorance.
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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    What's the end-game here? Does Obama really think Putin is going to bow to his wishes? Not bloody likely. And how does Obama gracefully extricate his foot out of his mouth in a few weeks, a month, a year?
    There is no end-game. It's just another in a series of tit-for-tats. He knew Snowden would get asylum, I think we all did. But he can't say that, he has to feign some kind of indignation over what Russia "did to us."


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Obama Cancels Meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden Decision.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You haven't got a clue, which is amazingly apparent in the above statement of ignorance.
    I'm sorry, yes I do, I held a TS/SCI clearance, did you?

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