Source: The New York Times
quote: Spoken like someone that has never worked in a classified environment. Its not unreasonable to expect a bit of loyalty to ones country from those privileged to work on secure projects. Whether you agree with what Snowden did or not it doesn't change the fact that this is an outright betrayal of the very country and its people he claims to be helping. In order to believe him a hero or someone with intent to help society you must first ignore this base fact..sorry i can't go there. I will sooner believe Snowden was a patsy for the Russians. You cannot put a price tag on the political windfall of these spying revelations for our enemies.