The last two weeks have seen a diplomatic firestorm brewing over the actions of Edward Snowden, who leaked details of classified US surveilliance programs. At last report, Snowden had not fled to Cuba and was presumed to still be in Russia. I'm not really sure what to think about all this. Is Snowden a traitor or a hero? On one hand, his flight to Russia from Hong Kong and presumed flight to Ecuador makes no sense as those countries are hostile to the US. On the other hand, while it is true that surveilliance programs cannot possibly keep a record of every electronic communication by every US citizen, the fact that the government may have taken unauthorized measures to widen US surveillance and said nothing until now is suspicious. Please, be civil in your replies and don't throw any political party crap about this dividing Democrats and Republicans, because congressional reps on both sides have supported or condemned Snowden.