Edward Snowden remains one of the big stories of the moment, and the Fox & Friends crew discussed the issue on Tuesday morning — with regard to the U.S. failure to bring him back. Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly has the upper hand, Steve Doocy lamented. Meanwhile, we’re paying the price with our pride.
While the U.S. has been pressing Russia to hand Snowden over, and also talked to China and Hong Kong, “at this point it looks like Mr. Putin holds all the cards,” Doocy argued. And even though there’s been promise of retaliation, the hosts questioned what the U.S. could really do.
“I’m sure Putin is shaking in his boots,” Dana Perino quipped. “I have a feeling that Putin might hold on to him long enough, just long enough so he can get all the PR he needs for his internal audience in Russia, and other places throughout the world where he is exerting influence, and then he’ll give him back to Obama and exert some sort of price. Unfortunately the price we are paying, it feels like, is our pride.”
Pointing to Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s (R-SC) criticism that our enemies no longer fear us and no one seems to respect us, Doocy reiterated that Putin has the definitive upper hand in the situation.
Russia, he predicted, will hang on to Snowden for a while.
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