Snowden is not some low level analyst. He has worked undercover and overseas for both the CIA and NSA. He has lectured for the DIA. He has designed core systems for protecting Americans overseas. And he is forcing the overreach of public officials into the public domain, having tried to address it from within and been told to keep quiet.
This is a powerful and important interview, and in my opinion worth 40 minutes of your time to watch. Although this is but the tip of a very large iceberg, it is about as much as the public can possibly swallow at this time.