I wish that the US government hadn’t bullied the countries that he had secured safe transit to go to where he wanted to seek asylum. Trapping him in Russia has been an effective way to demonize him.
Glenn Greenwald, apparently unaware of what asylum is, on Ed Snowden.
Snowden is in Russia by choice. Whether you support Snowden or don’t, it is ludicrous to suppose that the United States, which intends to prosecute him, might want to facilitate his refuge in a place more to his liking. He is in flight from the US, and Greenwald thinks the US should help him? In Greenwaldland, all those accused of a crime should report to the government, which will hand them a passport and a ticket to a sunny tropical island. I might want to break the law myself.
― O.T. Ford