Julian Assange Calls Obama's NSA Proposals 'Embarrassing'

Doesn't see any real reforms


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sharply criticized President Barack Obama's proposed surveillance reforms Friday, calling them "small" and saying it is "embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for 45 minutes and say almost nothing."

"Although those national whistle-blowers have forced this debate, this president has been dragged, kicking and screaming to today's address. He is being very reluctant to make any concrete reforms," Assange told CNN. "And unfortunately, today we also see very few concrete reforms."