I consider a punk anyone who is more concerned about the damage to the US international image brought by Snowden, than about the dangers to the US democracy that Snowden is trying to inform us about.
And this is a reflection of the depth of your mind. What's in a name, Oliver5? Your strong desire to try and demonize your opponent? BTW, the noun, "punk" denotes a worthless person. Americans who are anti-Snowden are concerned with his betrayal of the trust the American government placed in him. He stabbed America in the back. The verb "betray" means treachery or disloyalty, and it can also mean a host of other Synonyms. http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/betrayed
The awareness that Snowden, instead of going to his superiors here in the US to air his grievances chose to go to Hong Kong is difficult for me to grasp....he got stranded in Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport when his efforts to transit to a South American country such as Ecuador, Bolivia or Venezuela failed. But supposing you explain to me why what happens here in America so concerns you? One would think it's your country. You seem to passionately despise Americans who are against Snowden (not that I care one iota, but I'm a questioning individual). You do realize there are those who feel the same way I do...they are super loyal to their country, very defensive when it comes to the land of their birth and will fight anyone who try to harm her. The US image has been tarnished many times, and the most blatant of all was the illegal invasion into Iraq. That was indeed painful and we are still living with the aftermath of the Bush/Cheney rogue administration; over 4,500 US military, not including the British losses and the untold number of dead Iraqis, those displaced. So you see, Oliver5, I do not have my head in the sand....I'm possibly more aware of the internal strife in America than you because that's one of my prime interests, domestic and foreign politics.
I've exhausted this tit-for-tat with you, and you know from the Yahoo boards my patience is severely limited as boredom sets in.
Have a good one; I have a hectic day ahead of me.