August 10, 2013
STEVE CHAPMAN: OBAMA MISLEADS ON SNOWDEN. “The president says he would have preferred “a lawful, orderly examination of these laws.” Whose fault is it that we didn’t have one? It’s only because of Snowden that the administration’s program has come under review. Before that, we didn’t know what there was to review. And the secrecy was Obama’s choice. Snowden, he said, could have used a whistleblower protection order that Obama signed to get the information out. In fact, the measure would not have protected Snowden.” It’s like you can’t trust the President to tell the truth.