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January 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Edward Snowden: Obama on the wrong side of history

While I generally support President Obama, his position on Edward Snowden sure puts him on the wrong side of history [“2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden,” News, Jan. 3].

World opinion increasingly hails Snowden as a hero, and it’s become quite clear that this is how history will view him. The president really needs to do an about-face on this one or risk future generations putting him in the same mental folder with the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

So to President Obama: it’s past time to get in step. Do a 180 now on this issue and you just might get on the right side of history before it’s too late.

Larry Vogel, Edmonds

Comments | More in NSA | Topics: Edward Snowden, Mark Zmuda, President Obama

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