U.S. right to spy on world leaders

 

I am astonished that the Obama administration would permit itself to be embarrassed by traitor Edward Snowden’s recent intelligence leaks. Not only is each leak more underwhelming than the one before — indeed, they’re basically common sense — but also, they are technically vapid, revealing no hard-core information about intelligence sources and methods that could truly damage our nation’s defense posture.

I am delighted to see Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director, finally acquire the common sense to deny, deny, deny. But I’m disappointed that members of Congress are so naive as to take offense at the NSA’s actions.

The United States is no different from any other nation; we just had the bad luck to get caught. In fact, we’re more open than other nations. Meanwhile, if these pompous, self-righteous world leaders find our actions so offensive and have the nerve to deny that they would do the very same thing, they can feel free to provide for their own nations’ defense — without our munificence.

Joan L. Wilner, Coconut Creek

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