While telling Obama that I looked it up, Google at least gives me the definition of "Dilemma":
We have a first-class dilemma going here in the US of A. It has to do with the self-confessed NSA leaker, Edward Snowden. Some on the right are saying we have to hammer him, some say we have to consider him a patriot and hero. The GOPes are split, according to NewsMax.
The guy broke the law by violating his security oath, no doubt about it.
He may, however, have an excellent defense to the charge of Treason or whatever they try to hammer him with.
That defense is called the Choice of Evils Defense. Look it up here.
To my eyes, there is no doubt that the guy is a patriot. He exposed a practice which may have been legal when conceived, but one for which there is ZERO current justification for the Government to operate with.
He has also emphasized this whole business of the "Star-Chamber" Court, which definitely needs some sunshine brought into close company with it.
YOU, dear readers, can argue all day long about how many angels fit on the head of a pin, and all night long about how much good the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has actually done here in the USA, and, to my eyes again, you will just have wasted a day and a night. The answer to the first question will make no difference in your life, and in all likelihood, neither will any answer to the second question.
Since those in favor of operating this secret Court appear willing to hand over ALL their Constitutional rights without so much as the first guarantee of getting them back, we continue have people who support this sort of un-American activity, and by supporting it, weaken our Constitution.
We used to call those who would deny our rights traitors, but in the topsy-turvy world of today, some of us confer that curse upon the one man who who actually gave a rip about our rights and sacrificed his freedom to tell us so.
I'm on Snowden's side, and I am ready to assist in his defense when he is arrested and extradited back to the USA.
What in HELL good is screaming "Molon Labe" about the Second Amendment and then shrugging and turning a blind eye when the Fourth is stomped into the dirt?
Put your backs up, you spineless slugs.