When it comes to Edward Snowden, I’m on Glenn Greenwald’s side. Well, sort of. It’s become obvious that Snowden is a full-bore 21st Century nutjob, but he did do the nation a favor by revealing at least part of the extent of the domestic surveillance we endure. But then there’s this:
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.
“Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had,” Greenwald said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro with the Argentinian daily La Nacion.
“The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare.”
Now, when Greenwald says that, here’s how he sees himself.
But here’s how the rest of the world sees him.
I hope that clears things up for everybody.