RUSH: So Putin, Russian president Vladimir Putin, is telling us that he will not extradite Edward Snowden, that Snowden’s in Moscow and he’s free to fly wherever he wants. There have been conflicting stories coming out of Russia. Snowden is there; Snowden isn’t there. Again, I had people yesterday say, “Boy, don’t you just love the way Putin and the ChiComs are handing it to Obama?”
I said, “You guys are totally misunderstand. Yeah, Putin may look like he’s embarrassing Obama, but this is exactly what Obama is reveling in the idea here of a deflated, declining superpower status. The idea that…” Obama’s not taking this personally, that Putin is doing whatever he’s doing, that he won’t extradite Snowden, that he’s telling Obama no.