Obama says he won't engage in wheeling and dealing to get NSA leaker Snowden extradited to US

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 2:00 PM

DAKAR, Senegal — The United States won't be scrambling military jets or engaging in high-level diplomatic bartering to get National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extradited to the U.S., President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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circleoflifeJun. 27, 13 7:03 AM

Good decision, Mr President. We have far more important things to do.

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firefight41Jun. 27, 13 7:31 AM

Obama says the fact Snowden obtained the secret documents shows significant vulnerabilities at the National Security Agency. He says the damage that's been done is that NSA programs to obtain phone and Internet records have been exposed. ******************** And we know how much this transparent administration hates exposure.

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happy88Jun. 27, 1310:06 AM

Is America doing the same? How many immigrants are here who are wanted in other countries, but because we don;'t agree with their laws or we think their systems are unjust we don't just send them back as Obama expects Putin to do! LOL hypocrite!

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firefight41Jun. 27, 1310:10 AM

Edward Snowden is not a leaker, he is a whistle blower.

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thunderJun. 27, 1310:23 AM

Firefight.....Does a whistleblower take classified information related to National Security to countries like China and Russia?

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bannedmuggsJun. 27, 1310:54 AM

Mark these words of the prophet Obama. I guarantee he'll wheel and deal to get Snowden back. Obama is such an important player on the world stage that not only does Putin and Hu laugh at him, but the Africans are putting him in his place.

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cordycepsJun. 27, 1311:03 AM

Funny how Obama tries to act like this whole incident is no big deal now. Obama is absolutely FUMING that Hong Kong, and Russia wouldn't act on his behalf. I'm sure that he's doing everything in his power to get Snowden back. "Made for t.v movie" Yeah right. Nice try Obama. That comment alone let's everyone know you aren't as calm and cool about this issue as you want us to think.

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tranqwhlJun. 27, 1312:01 PM

These speeches always work, don't they? Instead of talking to the people he should be talking to, more speeches dissing the people he needs to work with. Yes, this worked well in "reaching across the aisle", why wouldn't it work well with the international community as well? (heavy sarcasm intended) "My continued expectation is that Russia or other countries that have talked about potentially providing Mr. Snowden asylum recognize that they are a part of an international community and they should be abiding by international law," Obama said, noting that the U.S. doesn't have a formal extradition treaty with Russia."

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tooty123Jun. 27, 1312:09 PM

No wheeling and dealing on his extradition from Russia. If the Russians want to keep him, fine with me. Somehow he was allowed on a flight to Moscow so they need to deal with him. Putin's an old KGB and knows all about the espionage world.

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firefight41Jun. 27, 13 1:08 PM

Firefight.....Does a whistleblower take classified information related to National Security to countries like China and Russia? *************** A whistle blower lets others know when there is illegal activities going on, especially when it goes against the Bill of Rights.

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