President Jimmy Carter

‘America Has No Functioning Democracy’

July 18

Former US President Jimmy Carter lambasted US intelligence methods as undemocratic and described Edward Snowden’s NSA leak as “beneficial” for the country.

Carter lashed out at the US political system when the issue of the previously top-secret NSA surveillance program was touched upon at the Atlantic Bridge meeting on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia.

"America has no functioning democracy at this moment," Carter said, according to Der Spiegel.

He added that although Snowden violated US law, he may have ultimately done good for the country.

Russia Today
http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/