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St_Francis_P: Yeah. You see guys, if you have a security clearance and give away classified material, some people are going to have a problem with that.
Mr. Eugenides: I agree with them, I too am appaled Manning hasn't been shot yet./DNRTFA
iheartscotch: Yeah, if he done it; he committed high treason. If he felt that making the information public was for the greater good, great; he still committed high treason. If it is necessary for a democracy to be transparent, good; he still committed high treason.
vygramul: Fark the Nobel Laureates and fark Bradley Manning. You sign away a lot of rights when you accept a security clearance. Don't like it? Don't ask for it.
CruJones: Being a martyr comes with certain downsides.
Happy Hours: So says RT - not even going to click on the Russian version of Fox News....well, calling RT the Russian version of Fox News is too nive. They're a state-run news organization.They're more slanted than CCTV (the Chinese state-run news organization).
uttertosh: CruJones: Being a martyr comes with certain downsides.Martyrs are made. America is turning this guy into one by treating him this way. He will either be branded traitor or martyr, depending on which side of the fence you stand.I'm seeing martyr, as I support what he did and why he did it. You may see domestic terrorist/traitor, as you support everything american, including war atrocities.
NewportBarGuy: I'm glad he did what he did because this nation needed a kick in the ass about the actual havoc and misery that war inflicts. However, he must serve time for what he did. If we are a nation of laws, he must. I would never advocate reckless publication as he did unless I felt we had become so jaded. Hell, most people don't even know we still have a war going on in Afghanistan. We're completely disconnected from reality.He still has to serve time. He knew the penalties for what he did. I hope it was worth it to him.
CasperImproved: In the least he should earn life in prison in isolation.