Here's the needle in the haystack. The core of the issue is that there IS no "right way", which is why I agree with what he did and also believe that the whistle-blower laws need heavy, heavy reform (and hopefully will get such treatment as a result of all of this). I say "wrong way" only because, no matter his moral "rightness" was still illegal. This is the age-old difference between obedience (following the law regardless of 'rightness') and Morality (doing the 'right' thing regardless of the law). By no means do I suggest he be treated as a criminal or a traitor. But the fact is that, the way the laws are currently written, he's both. But then, so were the founding fathers of this country.