There are those who say that Edward Snowden is a traitor.
Perhaps he is.
I think he is not. You may disagree with me. I think he did what he could to right a wrong by "blowing the whistle".
There are those who say he should have taken a different path to try and stop these practices.
Perhaps he should have. But what path:
Others who tried to inform and stop these practices have been hounded and charged with espionage. Even when going to the Inspector General or the Justice departement, they were ignored. And in at least one instance, the informant wad prosecuted.
For once, the Fourth Estate did it's job. Sadly, it was not a news organization in the US that did it...that outed this program. That protected the citizens of the US by informing them of what was already suspected by many of us.
These men are Snowden's peers. And I will take their judgement of him over that of a bureaucrat any day.