Scott McConnell, writing in The American Conservative, explains this minor fact overlooked by the “ever belligerent” Lindsay Graham.
On top of this comes Snowden affair. As I write, the young whistle-blower appears to be at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The Obama administration, in trying to present him to the world as the reincarnation of Julius Rosenberg, is out of synch with most public opinion in the Western world. The ever belligerent Lindsay Graham, demanding that Putin turn Snowden over, has called the case a test of America’s relations with Moscow. He fails to mention that the United States of course does not return defectors to Russia and never has.