America the Bully

John Kerry says that Snowden should “man up” and return to America to face justice. He would have Snowden defend himself in America’s courts, conveniently ignoring the fact that Snowden’s one defense — that he was defending America by exposing government wrongdoing — is one that he would not be allowed to present in court. That was no more than the taunting of a schoolyard bully, “If you don’t jump off that building, you’re a sissy. Who cares how many bones you break! Siiissy!”