I agree I agree. We were told it had strong congressional oversight...but that seems to have been a lie as multiple Dem and Rep senators have said no one off the Intelligence committees have been briefed.
Indeed. I'm not automatically against a surveillance state but it needs to be understood and voted in by the public. If the public decide that privacy is worth entirely sacrificing for the sake of preventing something that is less likely to kill them than falling in their bathtub, then the people have spoken. But right now they have no say.
I'd say there is a big difference between loyal government agents in other countries and a man who is being hunted down by his own government, willing to do or sell who knows what for protection.
There is absolutely no indication Snowden is willing to sell the information. In fact, all indications are to the contrary. So I simply cannot accept what you are saying is a valid argument.
The fact he has been very selective in what he has revealed shows he wants to protect American agents in the field as much as possible.