Oh. So you are a member of the Russian government?However, he's since redeemed himself by leaving the enemy (the govt.) and joining us, which means he's no longer a traitor.
But that's an interesting sentiment. Do you think that all of our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, firefighters, police, intelligence analysts, CBO statisticians, trash-collectors, etc., are traitors?
The IG process is created specifically to allow this sort of thing to flow up with no damage done to national security. People have not only used it repeatedly in sensitive situations, they have even used it directly against extremely powerful people within the DOD, and furthermore, they've won when doing so, because they used the system correctly. Had Snowden contacted any of the multiple IG chains or the congressional route available to him he would have been not only well outside the definition of enemy combatant (hint: enemies do harm, using the IG system to whistleblow is attempting to keep from doing harm), but he would have been immune to prosecution.The US govt. can lock up anyone it wants indefinitely without trial by labeling him/her an "enemy combatant." Laws are irrelevant.