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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:04 PM

15. Partly that but it's mostly to protect the Bush war criminals who were exposed in the

released documents. We have learned one thing about this country. No war criminal will ever be prosecuted here, not until we evolve as a nation. But anyone who exposes them as Manning did, and Wikileaks, will be pursued and punished, ensuring that no other person will reveal what they know.

He knew he was violating laws and was willing to take that chance in order to expose war crimes, as he said himself. But he thought that there would be a reaction from the people when they learned what he had learned and that his government would do what is right. I imagine his biggest disappointment is not going to prison, but the realization that war crimes ARE acceptable in this country and that he was very naive to think otherwise.

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