That’s reassuring

The USG declares it will not torture or kill Edward Snowden:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter to the Russian minister of justice assuring the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for National Security Agency leak source Edward Snowden if he is returned to the U.S. Seeking to push back on assertions Snowden made in his request for temporary asylum in Russia, Holder also said in the letter that the U.S. will not torture Snowden.

Of course, this IS the same government that said it wasn’t spying on the entire world’s email and telephone calls. And Eric Holder isn’t exactly the most trustworthy member of that government.