It's not 'flamebait' just because you disagree with it. This man drinks the kool-aid that the Obama administration is serving, that if the press releases any information that could theoretically be used by our enemies, then they're traitors. When smart people read about Snowden's leaks, they realize there's nothing specific about the leaks that could possibly help any enemy, unless they were stupid enough to think the U.S. wasn't capable of doing these things. Despite what some corrupt judge says, this a clear violation of the 4th amendment and has been used to spy on the press, and, who knows, probably political opponents as well. If the NSA is 'infinitely weaker', then it's only politically, not on the basis that they can't protect the U.S. effectively, if they ever cared about that anyway. If Snowden's leaks cause political damage to the NSA and the Obama Administration then that's almost proof that, by the very nature of a democracy, the leaks were justified. If Snowden has to leak to Russia or China (which there's no evidence of) to continue to survive, then that's the result of the U.S's ridiculous policy toward leakers.