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Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech and expression, the less Mr. Snowden looks like a hero and the more he looks like a traitor, a spy and a rogue employee intent on betraying his country's secrets for the self-aggrandizing rewards of fleeting celebrity. Whatever pretense he once may have had of occupying the moral high ground of principled civil disobedience has evaporated.
June 27, 2013