“I think we pushed the reset back down to about 1955. And so we have to deal realistically with an autocratic ruler of Russia who continues to repress people,” McCain told Fox News on Sunday.
“They thumb our nose at us no matter what the issue is, and we should deal realistically, not a return of the Cold War, but realistically with Vladimir Putin,” he added.
“They should pay a price, either diplomatic, economic, geopolitical, for doing what they did. They’re always putting their finger in our eye,” said Schumer. He said the United States should impose sanctions on Ecuador, although Snowden has yet to take refuge in the South American country.
Rand Paul, the Senator from Kentucky, is one of a small number of people in government defending the former Booz Allen Hamilton analyst.
“They’re going to contrast the behavior of James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden,” said Paul. “Mr. Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy.”
“Everybody is worried about him and what they’re going to do and how they will convict him of treason and how they’re going to kill him, but what about the people who destroy our Constitution?” Ron Paul said last month. “What kind of penalty are those individuals who take the Second or the Fourth amendment and destroy it? What do we think about people who assassinate American citizens without trials and assume that’s the law of the land? That’s where our problem is.”
Am compelled to agree with the Pauls on this issue. If we go back to a “Cold War” does that mean the UNITED STATES military will open the route to Siberia from Great Falls through Alaska, as referenced by Major George Racey, again? Will we ship them Kentucky burbon for Russian vodka?
And do agree, we ought to be giving serious consideration to what needs done with treasonous President, Congress, Department heads, whom destroy our civil liberities. We are even less “secure” despite the loss and infringment of these liberties. Gee thanks appointed represenatives.