Snowden is a ‘traitor’


I disagree with Edward Wasserman’s suggestion that the media have an obligation to defend Edward Snowden ( Media should defend Snowden, Jan. 20). Snowden is a traitor to his country and deserves no support from anyone.

If Snowden had exposed the unconstitutional activities of the NSA and the kangaroo court that abets it, he would have done every citizen a favor. We have every right to know when the people we elect consider the Constitution to be just a scrap of paper to follow only when convenient.

But he went much further. He deliberately searched out information not properly available to him and that he had to know would harm U.S. relations with our allies and our reputation in the world. He then made certain that the data were published in a way to do maximum damage to U.S. foreign policy. If that isn’t high treason, I don’t know what is.

Arnold Slotkin, Hollywood

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