Actually, that's not my problem. Don't try to read minds. You're not good at it. My problem is the the NSA in conjunction with the FBI, the Obama administration, the congressional intelligence committee and certain groups in the Justice Department decided to abuse their power. My problem is that all three branches of government - branches that are supposed to check and balance each other - have done nothing but reinforce each other. My problem is that in spite of all that and more, people like you would dismiss the issue at hand so freely.The problem here that so many of you are having is you think the government is a single entity, a big boogeyman living in front of our eyes. It's not. Our government is thousands of people, with their own power hungry agendas. It is people who need votes or who need the support of those who need votes. There are most certainly shadowy figures in government, but with the publicity this had, the spotlight would be far too bright for those shadows.
Again, mind reading. Don't.The fact is Edward Snowden ran because he didn't want to go to jail. He wanted the glory of exposing the government, without paying the price which came attached with it.
Are you not American?While the ignorant Americans should be thankful to Snowden for bringing to light something they should have known years ago, it doesn't change the fact he was a coward for running, nor does it change the fact he is now in much greater danger than he would be if he had simply found a good lawyer and made his statements there.