I wouldn't go as far as saying he has made the United States any weaker. The world is still revolving, and there has been no blowout other than lost trust, and a lot of red-faced vendors (Cisco, RSA, Google, etc). I WILL go as far as stating he has had a negative impact economically on many companies who are now losing business due to the leaks. Governments are well aware that EVERYONE is spying on EVERYONE. No one is innocent in this game of espionage. Snowden has however caused many people to lose their jobs, and this I have seen first-hand.