Mission accomplished, says Edward Snowden

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after revealing NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of US surveillance policies.



By (AP)

Published: Wed 25 Dec 2013, 10:50 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:24 PM

Snowden told The Washington Post in an interview published online on Monday night that he was satisfied because journalists have been able to tell the story of the government’s collection of bulk Internet and phone records, an activity that has grown dramatically in the decade since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won.”

“As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated,” Snowden told the paper. “Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”

President Barack Obama hinted on Friday that he would consider some changes to NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to address the public’s concerns about privacy.


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