Attorney General Eric Holder writes to the Russians re Snowden
US Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter to the Russians is amazing.
First, the United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr Snowden should he return to the United States.
That is, we won’t kill him for telling the people what we should have told them but didn’t want them to know.
Second, Mr Snowden will not be tortured.
Tell that to Bradley Manning, whose treatment (according the United Nations) amounted to torture.
Furthermore, says Holder,
Mr Snowden believes that he is unable to travel out of Russia… That is inaccurate; he is able to travel… He is eligible… for direct return to the United States.
So, to summarize, Mr Holder says that everything is OK because Mr Snowden can travel anywhere in the world provided it is straight back to the USA where Holder will not kill him for telling the truth nor even torture him — even though history shows that the US has and uses its own peculiar definition of torture.
Well, that’s alright then. I guess on the basis of this Mr Snowden will be packing his bags and booking his flight.