Edward Snowden: ‘I Already Won’Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 10:28
Edward Snowden: ‘I Already Won’
'For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,' NSA whistleblower says
theguardian.com, Tuesday 24 December 2013 00.16 EST
The whistleblower Edward Snowden has declared “mission accomplished”, seven months after revelations were first published from his mass leak of National Security Agency documents.
In 14 hours of interviews with Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman, Snowden said: “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished.”
He continued: “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.
“All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed.”