During Tuesday’s White House Press Conference Jay Carney gave the following statement regarding Edward Snowden (emphasis mine):
“The fact of the matter is, our message has been clear and consistent with every government in this regard. And Mr. Snowden has all of the rights that every American citizen charged with a crime in the United States has, and he should be returned here where he can stand trial and take advantage of those rights. So that’s the conversation we’re having with foreign governments; that’s the conversations we’re having with our Russian counterparts.”
Maybe I’m reading too much into this but Mr. Carney seems to be implying that Mr. Snowden will have certain rights on US soil but if he remains abroad those rights won’t be in effect.
Does that mean Mr. Snowden should expect a drone attack once he is in the open, away from civilian targets?