“On its side, the Obama Administration has the courts, the intelligence services, Congress, the diplomatic service, much of the media, and most of the American public. Snowden’s got Greenwald, a woman from Wikileaks, and a dodgy travel document from Ecuador. Which side are you on?” – John Cassidy.
I guess my response is that I am on the side of whistle-blowers who take a stand and face the consequences as an act of civil disobedience if they find something awry. I am on the side of journalists, like Glenn Greenwald, who are simply doing their job – informing us more about our government’s surveillance of us, in our name.
But I am more conflicted by a man who took his job in order to expose what he already believed was wrong, then ran away to seek refuge in authoritarian regimes with open hostility to the US.