Asked about his efforts to support the attempted extradition of Edward Snowden to the United States yesterday, President Obama disparaged Snowden as “a 29-year-old hacker” (video below) who is apparently unworthy of his efforts. Obama announced that he won’t be “scrambling jets” to apprehend him. Of course, Obama wouldn’t even stay tuned in to the fate of his ambassador to Libya when his life hung in the balance, let alone scramble jets to save him, so that’s not exactly a shocker.
Snowden, however, has been charged with espionage, and senior officials of Obama’s administration have alleged that Snowden compromised classified intelligence information of vital importance. Obama has big issues like how to impoverish the United States and promote amnesty for illegal immigrants on his mind, but you have to wonder if he realizes his discordance with his own administration here.