A child molester gives a kid candy to gain their trust, and then commits horrible atrocities upon his victim.
Putin gave Snowden asylum to gain the trust of various political groups, and has since committed crimes against LBGT individuals and various political groups.
And just as gullible people will laud the molester for distributing sweets and turn a blind eye to indications of other disturbing behaviors, a fair few idiots on the Left and the Right are still praising Putin for giving Little Eddie a place to hide from the authorities and ignoring the human-rights abuses he has been committing.
Stop it, OK? One criminal molests little kids, and the other molests entire nations. Both wear masks that hide their true selves. Neither is admirable.
Mr. Blunt and Cranky