“I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas, pretending to work in a job that I’m not, and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Snowden said.
“So when [critics] say I’m a low-level systems administrator, that I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’d say it’s somewhat misleading,” he added.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a CNN interview Wednesday that Snowden never worked undercover. “No,” she said flatly when asked if he was ever a spy.
Hmmm… If Susan Rice is right (she wouldn’t lie, would she?), then maybe Snowden was a spy in the Maxwell Smart sense — he played one on TV. After all, the TSA would have found the phone in his shoe, assuming they weren’t distracted by a 90 year old’s oversized shampoo bottle.
Here’s more interview stuff.