Former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker challenged Evan Davis on the BBC’s Today programme this morning over his characterisation of Edward Snowden. “He’s not a whistleblower, he’s a criminal,” he declared.
Volker, like the US Administration, is doing his best to shape reality in the face of considerable international outrage over revelations about NSA bugging operations. But of course Snowden is both a whistleblower AND a criminal (assuming he has indeed broken US law). Two competing truths to choose from, depending on your point of view.
The only non-truth was Volker’s assertion.