Edward Snowden says his “mission’s already accomplished.”

In an interview with the Washington Post from Moscow, Snowden said he believed he had won his fight with the U.S. government, and said that he didn’t defect from his country, he defected from his government.

“For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”

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