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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:37 AM
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23. Bradley Manning should be found not guilty, he is a whistle-blower
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 02:38 AM by sabrina 1
like Daniel Ellsberg, and if he were to get a fair trial he would be found not guilty.

He witnessed crimes, he reported them, he was ignored, the crimes were allowed to continue, with the knowledge of those in charge. He did all that was required of a good soldier, but those in charge clearly were NOT abiding by the rules or their oaths of office. So, he became a Whistle-blower.

Had he realized that we are living in a lawless society and reporting crimes like torture would mean nothing, maybe he would not have tried so hard to do the right thing. But he believed that America was good and honorable. He was wrong. The real criminals will receive medals and promotions, and he will probably be convicted.

The person who said he should be released was correct. Daniel Ellsberg was released, and he agrees with that person. Ellsberg believes Manning is a hero, as do many, many others around the world.

The people who should be on trial are the torturers he tried to report. But in the America we now live in, THEY are the heroes, and those who try to stop torture, are the criminals. Maybe one day that will change.
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