Bush in support of Obama on this!<quoted text>
Well, he certainly effed up his life! Wonder if he regrets it? Same with Snowden. Assange is still in the Ecuadorian embassy? Snowden is still in the Moscow airport!
NSA leaker Edward Snowden damaged the “security of the country,” former President George W. Bush said in an interview.
Bush did not directly say whether he thinks Snowden can be labeled a “traitor” but said he knows the country has been hurt as a result of the leaks.“I think he damaged the security of the country,” Bush said on CNN while visiting Africa, adding that President Barack Obama will deal with the situation.
Bush also defended the surveillance program, which began during his administration after Sept. 11, saying the programs guarantee civil liberties are protected.“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed,” Bush said. He went on to say there needs to be a balance between security and privacy when protecting the country.“I think there needs to be a balance, and I think as the president explained there’s a proper balance,” he said.