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  •  I am no fan of (13+ / 0-)

    unfettered NSA nor of Booz Allen Hamilton but basically, when you are in the business of something, then you'd be a loser not to look for clients for your business.  Herein lies the problem with outsourcing sensitive stuff.

    I'm a lawyer -- I have to look through current and former clients for a potential conflicts of interest.  I think the MIC and extended spyfolks don't have the same problem.

    Stop outsourcing is my point.  But we all know folks look for the biggest bucks to do the same job.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:23:32 PM PDT

    •  it's "outsourcing" (9+ / 0-)

      when Booz does it, but "treason" when Snowden does it?

      Maybe he should just incorporate . . .

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:59:55 PM PDT

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    •  It's also called a revolving door. (6+ / 0-)

      McConnell shouldn't be free to peddle what appears to be classified information he developed and therefore had access to when he was employed by the US Government.

    •  it's almost too surreal... (0+ / 0-)

      ...former presidential candidate and General Wesley K. Clark couldn't serve as SecDef for 10 years because he was a retired Army General. Even ex-Congress critters and ex-Senators can't become corporate lobyists for 3 years. But the former Director of NSA can work for foreign powers with impunity. Our nation reminds me of a frog in a pot of water on slow boil.

      First they came for my guns, and I didn't own one so I didn't care.

      Then they came for my swords, knives, and bows and arrows, but I didn't own any so I didn't speak out.

      Then they came for my Constitution and liberty, and I never read it or understood what losing my freedom meant because I was born free, so I didn't react.

      Then, in the middle of the night they came for me and my family, saying I was a suspected enemy of the state, and tossed me into prison.

      By the time I cared, it was too late! I was chained and shackled to a wall and nobody ever heard from again!

      I don't believe what Snowden did was right, but was it treason? Maybe a jury of his peers will get a chance to tell us, if a predator drone doesn't decide for us. Espionage? Sure.

      Webster's defines tyranny as follows:

      "The government or authority of a tyrant; a country governed by absolute ruler; hence, arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; exercise of power over subjects and others with rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purpose of government.”
      Cicero defined a traitor:
      “A Nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious, but it can not survive TREASON FROM WITHIN… An enemy at the gates is less formidable for he is known and he carries his banners openly, but the traitor moves among those within the gate freely. His sly whispers rustling thru all the galleries, heard in every hall of government itself. For the traitor appears, not as a traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their garments. He appeals to the BASENESS that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a Nation. He works secretly and unknown in the night, to undermine the pillars of the city. He INFECTS THE BODY POLITIC, so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”

      - Cicero 42 B.C.

      "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:49:28 PM PDT

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