We’ve already learned that Edward Snowden was not necessarily the “high school drop-out” we were led to believe initially.
And, I strongly suspect we’ll later find he was fully qualified, and fully vetted, for his position within the organization.
With that said, I don’t see him as the “hero” many are making him out to be. A “hero” does not seek refuge in China as he attempts to achieve “whistleblower” status.
Moreover, a “whistleblower” does not immediately release information to the media without having followed proper protocol first.
But, I don’t see Snowden as a traitor either. None of the information he’s released so far is surprising to our adversaries...