Now you answer. If Snowden is such a hero, why would he release information that had nothing to do with the U.S. metadata program, but did have to do with our ability to track our enemies, putting our troops - your brothers - at risk? How many will die that didn't have to, thanks to your "hero"? Three? One? Fifteen? More? Less?
Actually many of them are - the DOD owns most of our intelligence assets. However, the soldiers on the ground who no longer have the ability to be forewarned of impending Taliban attack are your brothers, and they are at greater risk now that your "hero" has left them exposed.Spies are not my brothers.
So you answer the question. Why would such a hero who only cared about American civil liberties expose how the NSA collects on Iran, on the Taliban, on North Korea?
Hint. He wouldn't. Because he's not a hero who only cares about American civil liberties. You are confusing the opposition you feel to the metadata program as demanding an equal amount of support for Snowden.