Yesterday you didn't know Edward Snowdon's name--today, that name is everywhere. Snowdon is the contract worker who stole 300 pages of National Security Agency documents and leaked them to the U.K.'s The Guardian newspaper and the Washingtion Post.
As with Wikileaks' Julian Assange, Snowdon is now a man on the run, hiding out in Hong Kong in anticiption of the federal criminal charges that are all but inevitable.
So...is the guy a traitor who's given up his nation's secrets to advance his own causes (and most likely bank accounts), or is he a hero working under the idealism of a country that says it values it's freedom?
I have no doubt that there are some things in the interest of national security that needs to be kept secret, but...
I'm also pretty convinced that there is a giant "secrecy industry" at work in this country that is employing some tactics that would stand my hair on end.