Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has called for a “sensible adult conversation” on the boundaries of state surveillance that were revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who leaked secret NSA files earlier this year.
Mrs Clinton said it would be “going down wrong path” to reject a debate in the wake of disclosures about the collection of communications data by the America’s National Security Agency (NSA) and GCHQ, the UK government’s intelligence agency.
I would've appreciated a stronger statement from Clinton on this, but I'm glad to hear she's not simply being a good soldier on NSA spying. Still, it's weak sauce. President Obama called for a conversation about surveillance, too, and we're still waiting. Not to get too deep into 2016 prognostication, but I suspect that Democrats are going to want to hear strong words against surveillance from their presidential candidates next time around.