“Dogfight” is not about the NSA vs. Edward Joseph Snowden, though it could be if you subscribe to the ‘one thing leads to another’ philosophy of life. Silicon Valley provided Snowden with the tech tools needed to operate and expose mountains of classified documents in the first place. Because it’s headline news we asked author Fred Vogelstein what he thought of the situation.
“I don’t think he was a traitor,” he said. “I think if you go back and we look at the whole Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon papers thing … we look at that whole incident with the benefit of hindsight. Granted I was still a kid then, but if my memory serves, there were a lot of people calling Daniel Ellsberg a traitor too …that went on for a for a very, very, very, long time and that there was a pretty good sized debate over it.”