http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/07/obama-finally-shows-his-chicago-thug-side-real

I’m late to this and I don’t really have anything substantive to add, but just for the record:
Did we really, seriously, strongarm the governments of France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy to deny the president of Bolivia permission to fly over their airspace? All because some moron in one of our intelligence services that supposedly tracks every communication on the planet decided that Evo Morales was serious when he joked about taking Edward Snowden home with him from Moscow?

If every country in South America responded by expelling every diplomat in every American embassy, it would hardly seem like an overreaction to me. This would have been outrageous and thuggish behavior even if Snowden had been in Morales’s plane. But he wasn’t, so it’s actually outrageous, thuggish, and clownish. Jesus.

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