g morning. Same here re. coffee. need coffee. My phrase using unfortunate was a vain attempt at humor and a general reference/reply to situations at work where you have to frame your replies very carefully, but you want that right tone to convey your disagreement.
On the topic here, I actually did take time finally to go read the links. When I made that comment, I knew enough to generally comment...so to clarify my position: I do not agree with compromising our privacy and security. And Snowden is not the person who has compromised us.
I am on the side of Snowden in this particular thread. I view him as more of a whistle blower than a spy. I don't think it matters if he was a contract employee or that he gave away confidential information or that he fled. I feel our own confidential information has already been compromised by the NSA, and when he saw what was going on, he did what most corporations and the Fed gov would call blowing the whistle.
And that is unfortunate.
I also started a thread here on BC in the Speak Easy based on a breaking news story on a somewhat related topic, and Snowden was mentioned there too, so I never circled back here.
Apologies for being vague above. I appreciate your comments.
I hope that explains better. I love the discussion here, and I really must get coffee. Stat.