Charles Lane was right on the mark with his July 16 op-ed column, “ The U.S. is no East Germany ,” as was German Chancellor Angela Merkel in making a similar point.  Edward Snowden has revealed no specific instance of harm to any individual, and he has yet to provide any proof that he could, as he claims, monitor anyone, anywhere, when he was working as a contractor for the National Security Agency. Is he perhaps saving his recordings of President Obama’s telephone calls for a more auspicious time?

Dave McCord, Bel Air