Saturday, May 07, 2016

Majestic equality

This week's Lunch with the FT slot is given to former general David Petraeus --

We have been talking for almost two hours. Should Edward Snowden be prosecuted, I ask? “Unquestionably,” he replies. “If Snowden had wanted to help that debate he could have very easily been a whistleblower who could have gone to the appropriate organisation and offered his views. He didn’t.”

Petraeus has the luxury of being prosecuted for mishandling classified information, and sentenced only to paying a US$100,000 fine -- loose change given the speed at which the military-industrial revolving door has worked for him (as the FT notes, he's now on Wall Street). It's unlikely that's the deal he has in mind for Snowden.

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