Skip to comments.Bush on Snowden: ‘He damaged the security of the country’
Posted on 07/01/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by USS Johnston
Former President George W. Bush has weighed in on the Edward Snowden saga, telling CNN the former National Security Agency contractor threatened the security of U.S. citizens by leaking information about the surveillance program his administration created after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
"I know he damaged the country," Bush said in an interview from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are on a humanitarian mission. "The Obama administration will deal with it. I think he damaged the security of the country."
Like President Barack Obama, Bush deflected criticism of the spy program.
"I put the program in place to protect the country, and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed," Bush said in the interview...
Bush also refused to criticize his successor. "It doesn't do any good," he said. "It's a hard job. He has plenty on his agenda and it's difficult. [A] former president doesn't need to make it harder."
The White House said Obama will meet Bush on Tuesday in Tanzania...
He added: "You know, ultimately history will judge the decisions that I made. And I won't be around because it's going to take a while for the objective historians to show up. So I'm pretty comfortable with it. I did what I did."
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Ironically it's been George W. Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act and DHS abuse that have emboldened 0blabla to ratchet up his abuse of our privacy and liberties. And for THIS Bush steps out and defends 0blabla -- as he's about to meet with him in Africa? Coincidence? Bottom line: They BOTH "damaged the country" with their pro-globalist policies.
Can't. Make. This. Up.
No, Mr. Bush, America has damaged herself.
She is no longer even remotely trustworthy.
In fact she has become the very engine powering the Axis of Evil.
They will try and inflict Jeb on us for 2016. Mark my words.
After all, the name "Bush" is synonymous with "New World Oder."
THe only reason the corrupt MSM is now trotting out Bush as an elder statesman is because they want to use Bush to take the heat off of Obama and the Snowden fiasco.
One day a so-called "conservative" supporter of Snowden will take a step back and rationally examine what Snowden has done.
But, as usual, that day is not today.
Stay out of the Bushes!
Now that the Bush family is criticizing Snowden, I feel obligated to support Snowden even more. Curious has anyone heard what Hillary has said about Snowden?
And tee up Jeb vs Hillary fade left or right... all NWO.
It’s very strange that the Republicans are the only ones upset with Snowden. Is Snowden working for the Democrats ?
“Bush on Snowden: He damaged the security of the country”
Let’s fix that...
“Bush on Bush: We damaged the Constitution of our country
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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Welcome to FR.
I like your profile page.
W, you failed at responding to these Marxist destroyers when they destroyed you, the least you could do is shut up instead of prop them up.
Demonstrating public solidarity with the Commie-Facist President has now been requested by the NWO Puppetmeisters.
For FIVE years 0balbla has been cratering the USA with destructive policies -- and not a peep out of George W. Bush. UNTIL NOW. And it's conspicuously STILL not over criticizing 0blabla's policies.
If security were the real concern we would secure our borders and end our muslim preferential immigration policies.
I don’t know if Snowden is a hero or a goat..... I do know that the Bush and the O admins have violated so many sections of the Constitution that it isn’t even funny.
The truth is I don’t trust ANYTHING that ANY Bush says....well maybe sometimes from Barbara
You mean George W. Bush has actually criticized 0blabla's Commie-fascist policies ONCE in FIVE years??
Snowden exposed the trashing of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution. Do you support this?
I really don’t understand how Snowden damaged the security of this country.
My understanding — if based only on an assumption — was that the feds were monitoring calls and internet use.
Heck, for years drug dealers and other criminals have been using disposal cell phones precisely in order to evade wiretaps and retroactive tracking of their communications, and criminals have been using proxy servers, spoofed IP addresses, third-party computers and other means to evade internet tracking.
Accordingly, I find it really hard to believe that Snowden has now tipped off the terrorists on U.S. investigative techniques which will make it harder for the intelligence community to prevent terror attacks.