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Nick Anderson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    When ends justify the means, justice if often the first victim.
    “It is not to merely survive, one should also be worthy of surviving.”
    One wonders, if the first requirement for a democracy is a “Civil” Society, how healthy is our democracy?

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Our military personnel’s oath is to the Constitution. Hopefully, they would be honorable men and women, uphold that oath and not allow themselves to become involved in civilian law enforcement.

  3. NoMo'ol'tomcats
  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The leakers are the true patriots. The fact that Obama is calling for his head rather then offer a Mae Culpa for illegally spying on US citizens just reinforces my opinion that he is morally bankrupt.

    No Obama, We don’t all agree that you need the right to spy on honest taxpaying citizens to keep this country safe. We need to be kept safe from YOU.

    And Shame on every Senator, Representative and Judge that was involved in this criminal act. They should all be charged.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One might argue which side is generally less informed, but I think most of us can agree that other posters on this site, with their “dimlibs” this and “repubtard” that, make it obvious that incivility is a non-partisan issue.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Except that whistleblowers (or, as you call them, “leakers”) are a vital counter to government overreach and malfeasance. Certainly there’s a right and a wrong way to go about it, but to dismiss all of them as “harmful and damaging” is to ignore the harm that unchecked government can do.
    Or have we forgotten what happened after an anonymous “leaker” told a couple of young Washington Post reporters that a simple hotel break-in was more than it seemed?

  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish (CNN) (the westerly sun)

    There are, of course, more but the Obama administration has opened a criminal investigation into this Whistleblower and is looking to extradite him.

    Obama wrapped himself in the flag last Friday and tried to make it sound like what the NSA was doing was no big deal but most Americans aren’t buying it.

    We have a constitution for a reason.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Part of the problem is the increase in contractors doing government work, including “intelligence”, went from 4.4 million in 1999, to 7.6 million in 2005, and it kept climbing!

    BTW: despite conservative diatribes, and some from “lefties” as well, Obama has actually INCREASED “whistleblower security”.

    There IS a difference between whistleblowing, and treason. Having been a whistleblower back during the Reagan administration, on a case we finally won before the SCOTUS, I can attest it wasn’t easy on you to “cross” that administration either!

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    So, Snowden is a patriot (not a traitor as this bloke called Boehner said, as reported by the BBC today, ) but Manning is a traitor?

    I don’t get it.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Welcome to NewSpeak.

    You raise a good point, but logic and reason have gone on an extended vacation. Not sure if/when they will return.

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Name calling and attack is what people do when they can’t actually provide facts to refute the one they are calling names.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    He’s not worth it. they’ll just the send the FBI as usual.

  13. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This scandals shows one thing; it is not possible to keep secrets anymore. A few flags and a good PR operation won’t cut it anymore. People want some ethics in their politics, two things that just won’t fit together until now.

    The ends does not justify the means anymore, and information can’t be manipulated so easily.

    Consent can’t be manufactured anymore.

  14. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, over 3 years ago

    dear people, Mr. Snowden has merely illuminated that the content we put on our modern tools (computer, smart phone) was never intended to be private: holding within their little silicon atoms, every keystroke bit/byte we type… where would be the ‘away’ those things are supposed to go?

  15. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Too bad Americans “bought” it 10 years ago when it was originally instituted. I distinctly remember screaming about it then, but everyone was convinced that it was necessary to spy on us for our own good. Minds seem to have changed (or is it just the prez that changed?).

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