While our closest allies are condemning us for massive surveillance systems abroad, including the interception of communications from foreign leaders, President Obama has found one notable admirer. Russia President Vladimir Putin previously praised President Obama for his very Russian like surveillance system. Now he has added envy to his feelings toward Obama. He was asked by the press on his reaction to the current surveillance scandal and responded that he only wishes that he could act with the same sense of impunity as Obama.
Putin responded: “How do I feel about Obama after Snowden’s revelations? I envy him, because he can get away with it.”
Well it is good to see that we are still impressing people and finding allies around the world.