Nope,sorry....this is where any admiration I might have had for him up until now ends.If you flee to China,the USSR,Iran,North Korea,Venezuela or any other enemy of this nation you’re an enemy of mine.It’s just that simple.And a stopover in the USSR? I wonder who’ll debrief him *there*? I say shoot the filthy bast*rd.
There is no USSR. Hasn't been since 1992.
I’d do one better.
If I were POTUS, I’d pull a Reagan and have the plane carrying him to -well, wherever -intercepted and forced down.
Use fighter jets to do, just like Reagan did with the Achille Lauro hijackers. And frogmarch Snowden in front of the international media.
You should add "Washington, DC" to your list.
Name a country willing to protect him that is strong enough and not our allied.
What choice did he have? Could he rely on the Constitution to protect his whistle-blowing. Would Citizenship prevent water-boarding, secret courts and offer a right to fair hearing.