From the Guardian…
…Reed, appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Thursday, said he was astonished by the NSA’s surveillance programme revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
“It’s so shocking,” said Reed. “Obama of all people having that thing going on … That’s our guy who did that. It’s very disturbing. A lot of the things [George W] Bush would have done, Obama has continued. How did that happen?”
Reed said it was “beyond belief” that 29-year-old Snowden had access to the information and was able to release it. “Wow. Does that speak well for our security or what?”
The 71-year-old singer said he took inspiration from world events and suggested the Snowden story might even provide the material for an album.
“There are so many things in this world that are changing so quickly, everything is an inspiration,” he said. “You could have an album about [Snowden]. Missing snow.”
What’s on your mind tonite…?