"What difference does it make?!"
I'll tell you what difference it makes. Your lie lead to an American citizen being tried and convicted in the public eye for an offense that wasn't illegal and was protected by the Constitution. Your lie temporarily tarnished the reputations of marines that willingly volunteered their lives when you wouldn't even volunteer a drone. Your lie was used by the President to demonize our country for even having a bill of rights. Your lie prevented the American people from making an informed decision in November. Your lie, had it not gone undiscovered, would have left an American citizen in our jail system as a political prisoner, tarnished the reputations of two of the greatest marines to have ever lived, demonized our way of life and altered an election. That's the difference it makes. Your lie doesn't border on treason...it was treason.