So, let's see. Edward Snowden deserves lifetime imprisonment, but the IT dunces at the Office of Personnel Management who enabled this catastrophic hack ... they're never even mentioned, as far as I can tell. The worst that'll happen to them is that they'll get a bad performance review, or maybe fired -- if even that. But they're certainly not facing prison time, or not that I've heard.
Is the ostensible rationale that we don't care if people are criminally negligent, just as long as they don't try to inform the American people that they're being unlawfully spied on? That jaw-dropping criminal negligence is fine, it's the exposure of criminal wrongdoing by higher-ups that deserves harsh retribution?
Because I guaran-damn-tee you that responsibly releasing selected documents to responsible journalists has done far less harm -- if indeed it's done any at all -- to the USA's interests than this stupid, irresponsible, it-was-just-waiting-to-happen data spill.