During the W Years I had an easy way to ascertain the truth. Whatever Dick Cheney said: the opposite was true. Every time. Were we using chemical weapons on the Iraqis? Cheney said nope. The truth was we were. We were using chemical weapons on innocent civilians... to protect them from... their leader who used chemical weapons on them.
During the Obama years we haven't had such a simple way to find the truth. What I've concluded is that whenever Obama talks about anything but the military, he's basically saying what he means. If it involves the military, it's Cheney time.
So when I heard our usually cordial and restrained Obama call Edward Snowden a terrorist and a traitor, I suspected the opposite was true. That Snowden was a decent chap telling the basic truth.
Just because Snowden's leaks are embarrassing for several administrations doesn't mean Snowden needs to be in exile. Let's take this guy off the crucifix unless it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he's trouble.