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Cacophony from U.S. Politicos over Russia Granting Asylum to Snowden Nothing but Bluster

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The cacophony coming from the White House and a couple U.S. Senators these past few days over Russia granting temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, though predictable, is nothing but absolute bluster.

Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary intoned the planned September summit between President Obama and Vladimir Putin may be in jeopardy and possibly cancelled. Woo!

Senator Chuck Shumer stated," Each day that Mr. Snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist of the knife".

Then Senator John McCain intoned the asylum decision is "a slap in the face of all Americans". Really! Not to this American. In fact a recent poll of Americans saw Snowden as a whistleblower who revealed the NSA's clandestine overreach and believing the super secret monitoring and surveillance programs of the Agency of all Americans electronic communications goes too far in the pursuit of terrorists and infringes on their privacy.

McCain went on to add, "Now is the time to fundamentally rethink our relationship to Russia" and called for the administration to put pressure on Moscow including a new push for NATO expansion and more missile defense systems in Europe. Is the old cold war warrior looking to start a new cold war with Russia? Maybe the senior senator from Arizona has just gone "mad" from lying too long in the Arizona sun.

Anyway, nice try "boys", but who is holding all the cards in this Snowden saga?

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