SEE HERE I remember the Pentagon Papers which Daniel Ellsberg released. They were classified and he was lionized by the left, in fact enabled by the left. The right was less enthralled although frankly what they revealed was not all that impressive. They mainly showed how outrageous the McNamara war strategy was and of course a war fought with that strategy was unwinnable. Surprise surprise! By contrast what Snowden has released so far seems rather ho-hum except from the point of view that it shows that the NSA has been lying to everyone for a long time.
I'm inclined to believe Snowden more than the government at this point. This letter makes a lot of good points and seems like a straight up defense of his position. LETTER FROM HIS FATHER