Republican, Democrat, Same F***ing Thing
Snowden leaked details about U.S. communications surveillance programs to The Guardian newspaper and is currently holed up in the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow awaiting news of his request for asylum in Ecuador.
The comments from Bush, who put the controversial programs in place, marked a rare moment of accordance with the man who succeeded him.
“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed,” he said. “I think there needs to be balance and as the President explained, there is a proper balance.”