Obama Flip-Flops on Snowden Negotiations
According to reports, Vice President Biden called Ecuador's President Rafael Correa yesterday urging him to reject the asylum request of Edward Snowden. The call from Biden was revealed by Correa during a television interview in Ecuador.
"The Vice President spoke with President Correa on June 28. They engaged in a broad conversation regarding the bilateral relationship,” said National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan in a statement. "They did discuss Mr. Snowden, but we are not going to provide details on their discussion."
Last week, President Obama said there would be no "wheeling and dealing" to get back the "29 year old hacker."
Maybe its just me, but doesn't the President of a country directly call the President of another on issues like this? President Obama said that there would be no "wheeling and dealing," in regards to Snowden. Perhaps he meant that he himself would not be doing any direct negotiations, but would let his minions, or underlings do the work for him?
Again, Obama projecting more weakness to the international community.