Edward Snowden, a man who leaked lots of ‘secrets’ showing how people were being spied on. US criticise regimes like China, and continue to enforce the view that people are free, as guaranteed by the bill of rights. Yes, Freedom of Speech is a fundamental right but obviously the government feel that they have the right to record that freedom for use at a later date.
Obama may be the first black president but may now be tainted with the ironic title of oppressor! If Edward Snowden is not sentenced to jail is the USA / World really at threat. Any organisation who could inflict that sort of damage will have already infiltrated / bribed / coerced for any information required.
It is a brave thing to risk your own liberty to enhance the liberty of others.