Full comments on Snowden:

Some say in ten years, no one will know who Snowden was. People who care about freedom will know who Snowden was a hundred years from now. Members of the security state, by contrast, will try to forget him, unless they can get their hands on him.

Everything that happened in 2013 and after shows Snowden was right. Some people have to wait decades to be vindicated, as public opinion gradually changes. Snowden was vindicated instantaneously, when the security state tried to chase him down.