The heroic aura surrounding the once-anonymous NSA contractor who leaked details of the U.S. government’s PRISM program though contacts at the Guardian and Washington Post faded quickly once Edward Snowden went public from his hiding place in Hong Kong. From there, Snowden embarked on his “grand tour of U.S. adversaries” while the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald faced escalating criticism of his reporting on PRISM. Snowden might now to some be nothing more than a whining, sniveling punk ass traitor, but Greenwald is not accepting criticism of his source, including suggestions that Snowden’s self-pitying Wikileaks statement was written for him.
Well, then. Snowden fatigue looks like it’s contagious.
He was previously Vice President for Peace and Stability Operations at USIP, where he led its peacebuilding work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Balkans and served as Executive Director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group. Serwer has worked on preventing interethnic and sectarian conflict in Iraq and has facilitated dialogue between Serbs and Albanians in the Balkans.
He was a minister-counselor at the Department of State, serving from 1994 to 1996 as U.S. special envoy and coordinator for the Bosnian Federation, mediating between Croats and Muslims and negotiating the first agreement reached at the Dayton peace talks.
It’s clear Serwer is no Edward Snowden, but who is?