Where do you stand with regard to Edward Snowden? Hero or traitor and why?
He's got a rather sad, inanimate face don't you think. His spectacles and pasty skin speak accurately of the many geekish hours he has spent in front of computer screens. This isn't the all-American action hero - like Bobby Brague in his prime or even Barry Obama. No "Ed" Snowden is a bit of a nobody really - at least he was until he decided to pass a barrowful of highly classified materials to news outlets and seek temporary asylum in Russia.
Perhaps you have already deduced my verdict - that he is quite simply a traitor. He was employed by the US military and the CIA on the strict understanding that he would do what thousands of Americans have done before him - protect his country's secrets. To maintain freedom, some dirty tricks are necessary and only an idiot would think otherwise.
I wonder what will become of Edward Snowden. Will he ever return to his homeland? Maybe he wasn't really in love with it anyway. Maybe he was a born traitor. Maybe his parents' unhappy divorce in 2001 made him especially bitter inside. Maybe he developed a psychological need to escape from geekdom and lash out in revenge - become a "somebody".
A horse is a horse of course of course but what do you think about this particular Mr Ed?