28 Feb 2012

Bradley Manning is an American hero

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The US military commits crimes. They aren't all bad people, but they are obsessed with image management, and take the Catholic Church approach to scandal handling (bury, bury, bury). I think a decent organization punishes those in its midst that go against its code of conduct. The US military doesn't.
Publishing the crimes of its company should not be considered defence information. Nor should it be called aiding the enemy. The people committing the crimes are aiding the enemy by giving just cause to their motives.
Anyone think he deserves life in prison for not waiting 20 years to whistle-blow like most do?