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  1. FernLaPlante says

    @Jeff. I agree. “Free Bradley Manning” advocates marched in the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday and about half the crowd was not supporting them.

  2. Evil European says

    @Jeff, as 95% of the world is not American, many are grateful for what Manning did, exposing the manipulative, deceitful and bullying nature of the USA government….though on second thoughts it just backed up what most people know already.

  3. Paul R says

    Exactly the point. Nothing he revealed was remotely enlightening, he was a tool (in more than one sense of the word) who has been ignored by Assange, and the releases might have put some people’s careers or even lives in danger. Still, as unsavory as I find both Manning and Assange, Manning was subjected to discriminatory treatment in solitary confinement while Assange “suffers” on a grand estate as they await their fates.

    Frankly, Manning seems to have the intellect and maturity of a young child, while Assange does a pretty grand job of living up to his self-anointed role as an evil genius.

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  5. ohplease says

    Bradley Manning did you a favor, but thirty years of the deliberate dumbing-down of the American public on the part of your corporate masters have taken their toll to the point where you lack the capacity to comprehend that, exactly as planned.

    How do we ever recover our sanity and our intelligence and our freedom again when the masters have convinced their servants that their saviors are their enemies?

  6. Paul R says

    He didn’t do me any favors. The information he released was available to hundreds of thousands of government workers. I could release a shitstorm of information on US foreign policies, but it would simply get people killed and wreck a lot of international relations.

    Oh, and I don’t like the idea of prison.

  7. Bob R says

    I’m a combat veteran and I think Bradley Manning did a heroic thing by revealing government crimes. I don’t consider him a traitor. Bush/Cheney compromised a covert CIA operative for political vindictiveness and to help lie America into war. If anyone is a traitor and put American lives at risk it was Bush/Cheney.

    Manning’s sexuality is irrelevant. Straight or gay he followed his conscience. Actual traitors who spent years selling secrets to our enemies which did resulted in the death of American agents overseas were not treated as poorly as Manning.

    I, too, am an American and I put my life on the line for this country. And that’s my opinion concerning Bradley Manning. There’s more to being an “American” and a “patriot” than being born or naturalized here and paying taxes. When I see my country committing wrongs, I feel I have a duty, a responsibility to protest and demand those wrongs be made right. I do not buy the “my country right or wrong” BS. It makes us no better than any other despotic nation.

  8. Jeff says

    Just for the record and a little historical perspective: One of the reasons Gays were kept out of the military is because they were considered security risks.

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