The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told The Washington Post he’s satisfied he has accomplished an important mission by leaking documents detailing the spy agency’s secret surveillance programs that included gathering phone records of millions of Americans. Has your opinion of Snowden changed now that you’ve seen the results of his disclosures?
No. My opinion was and remains that he violated his oath to protect the nation’s secrets he came in contact with. Even if his act resulted in some good, he is still a criminal. David Perkins
You cannot add any rationale as to releasing classified information. Walter Delashmit
Snowden has the won the Biggest Idiot Award of all time! Ann
He swore to defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. People talk about the right to bear arms, as if an armed revolution would make a difference. The NSA they would blow up your house before you uttered the word “Charge.” Esteban Perez Figueroa
He is a criminal for his treason and a coward for not standing to convince us otherwise through the many American venues that would have welcomed the debate. Gordon Kelly Jr.
Let him come to trial and tell us how violating the law was the correct thing to do. Bob Sonderegger
I don’t think of Snowden as some super-great guy, but his actions were useful to the country, imho. Our citizens are too quick to give up their privacy. Warren Norred
Does anybody have an opinion on what he revealed about our government’s actions? Is that even relevant? Apparently not. Sam Swank
We view him as treasonous but yet go to war with Iraq on fictitious evidence. Shane Hardin