Allegations that renegade government contractor Edward Snowden, who recently leaked a plethora of National Security Agency documents addressing a top-secret and allegedly unconstitutional data mining program known as PRISM, is traitorous have reached new heights.
In a Fox News Sunday appearance, former Vice President Dick Cheney referred to Snowden as a "traitor." Cheney suspects that the now-world famous whistleblower has less than noble intentions because "he went to China. That's not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth. It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this."
Snowden spared little time in issuing a rebuttal.
During a question-and-answer session facilitated by The Guardian, the British newspaper which originally broke the PRISM story, Snowden wrote that "it's important to bear in mind I'm being called a traitor by men like former Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead."