When it comes to Bradley Manning and Snowden, Obama has his hands full of whistleblowers. Although understandable on his end, these people should not be seen as traitors but as heroes who have risked a lot to let the American public know what is truly being done under their name.
As one who has supported President Obama, it is difficult to watch and to explain some of his activities. He seems to be operating from a very self protective mode in which anyone who puts out information about him is a huge issue. He proclaims to know nothing about many things that are going on in the government, too, so it is not clear what is going on.