If it wasn't so absurd, it wouldn't even be newsworthy.
The latest Edward Snowden revelation is that the NSA hacked into a Chinese telecomm provider to look for "bag guys." That's the cover explanation from an agency which isn't exactly known for telling the truth. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/beijing-condemns-us-over-spying-huawei-2014324103530957966.html
The United States Government or more specifically, the NSA- doesn't even try to lie anymore. Snowden owns them and he can prove his statements. Denial is no longer their first reaction.
Because they know Snowden has the goods on them- the NSA's explanation for hacking into foreign, private businesses is that they are simply looking for bad guys and....get this...
They don't turn over the information they steal to American telecomm competitors. Like those Chinese spies do. So the inference is clear.
We are honorable thieves.