Edward Snowden claims responsibility for leaking details of recent U.S. surveillance programs, but is he a hero or a traitor? CNN's Brooke Baldwin brings in retired General James "Spider" Marks and David Sirota to debate.
With all the tense and self-righteous discussion and condemnation related to Snowden's revelations regarding NSA domestic spying, little or nothing has been said about earlier disclosures of NSA surveillance. Thomas Drake and other have been on a speaking circuit for years engaged in just this topic. Portraying Snowden as the 'one' who blew-up the secret NSA domestic surveillance program is just pure fiction. Clearly, the government and sympathetic private (contracted) agencies are disturbed that, again, this ugliness is brought into view. America is becoming the surveillance (fascist) state that we have decried for generations. Government retoric, like the busted teen, reveals the truth–they are angry for being discovered, not remorseful for the bad act they perpetrate. ... the Surveillance States of America
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