“Mr. Snowden’s claim that he is focused on supporting transparency, freedom of the press and protection of individual rights and democracy is belied by the protectors he has potentially chosen: China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador,” the official said. “His failure to criticize these regimes suggests that his true motive throughout has been to injure the national security of the U.S., not to advance Internet freedom and free speech.”
Hey dumbasses, you're going after him for espionage. You're going after him with such force and threat, that the places where he will be the safest from arrest are the countries that we're at odds with the most. Good job idiots. I'm sure he'd be just find living in the United States if you'd let him, but if you haven't noticed lately, he's sort of a a priority of the US Government at the moment to track down and arrest. Any friendly country to the US that he could go to would send him right back. So you're forcing his hand of going to the countries of our enemies. Did you not really think this stuff through?
And he's not criticizing those regimes because he's trying to get on their good side so he can live there in peace. Why would he start talking shit about the countries that might be offering him asylum? Do you even think this stuff over before you open your big mouths? This has been such an embarrassment for our government and these stupid comments in the press aren't helping. Get your shit together already.