Wait - you mean he's a U.S. citizen? If he's not, how can he be accused of treason? For that matter, has he ever been accused (outside of Sweden, anyway) of doing anything worse than embarrassing diplomats, corporations, noncombatant military pogues and politicians? As I heard it, he was careful never to actually release info with any military strategic or tactical value. To officials and others who got embarrassed, all I can say is, cockroaches hate the light too but you don't kill someone for shining a light on them.