Not Snowden’s choice


Re a June 1 story, I have been a fan and supporter of John Kerry since his testimony against the Vietnam War in 1971. That said, I take great exception to his demonizing Edward Snowden. I understand that Kerry's position requires that he speak the government line. Why does no one acknowledge that if we had a Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden and an information channel like the Internet in the early 1960’s to expose the lies that took us to war in Vietnam we might never have injected ourselves into that civil war.

The second thing I would like to point out is that our State Department handed Snowden to the Russians. He was on his way to Brazil when we revoked his passport. We stranded him in Russia.

That was not his choice.

Charles Sanders, South Miami

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