The real traitors are the leadership at the NSA. Both James Clapper and Kieth Alexander are guilty of lying under oath before Congress on more than one occasion (which is a Federal Felony offense), and both have demonstrated a level of disdain for civil liberties that, in my opinion, is tantamount to treason. Since Snowden's revelations about the NSA, Congressional oversight has revealed that the NSA is at the very least in violation of the spirit of the law, if not also the letter of it.
And the NSA's claims that they're protecting us form "terrorism" is little different from terrorism itself: Terrorism is nothing more than an act to instill fear in a populace. And that, the NSA has done a far better job of than cave-dwelling fundamentalists.
The POTUS' defense of the NSA and the other 15 spying agencies is similarly distasteful, as each of these agencies far exceeds their authority, and the Constitutional limits on it. Worse, the judicial oversight is little more than a rubber-stamp process, even as that same oversight has pointed out that the NSA is operating in violation of FISA Court orders.
Regardless of your feelings about Mr. Snowden, the NSA's activities are a clear violation of Constitutional law, and depend on a gross misreading of the PATRIOT Act, which James Sessenbrenner has pointed out more than once does not allow these activities.
If anyone should be put in prison, it's Clapper, Alexander, and Diane Feinstein, for lying to the American public and for allowing this disgraceful behavior to continue unchecked.
I, for one, am glad that Snowden had the balls to do what no one else in the government seems to: Tell the truth.