posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Originally posted by projectvxn
Yeah that's called jail moron. (not you op)
I hope they make an example of this traitor.
I know on ATS violating your oath of enlistment is a cool thing to do. You people only care about oaths when it benefits your cause and could care
less about it when whatever wrong was committed is a means to your end.
edit on 30-11-2012 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
Having served my country, I think my opinion on this case matters somewhat. You are absolutely and totally incorrect. See, you think that being a good
American means keeping your mouth shut and doing what you are told, whether or not what you are doing is wrong or not. The information that Manning
released gave American citizens a picture of what was going on over there. This information was not being told by anyone else, and it needed to be.
When your government is doing illegal things, someone must speak up, like Manning did.
And the only way he could prove his case was to leak documents, as no one would have believed him otherwise. You see, the American military is
controlled by the government, and the government is controlled by the American citizens, and there are rules they must follow, even in times of war.
They were not following those rules, but apparently you think that is okay, but it is not. Not at all. Our Founding Fathers built this country on good
old fashioned republican democracy, and this means that our leaders are not allowed to overstep their bounds, even if the majority of those they are
mistreating are non-citizens.
So you need to rethink your misguided allegiance, because blind allegiance is just plain stupid, and that is how totalitarian regimes get away with so
much evil. America is slowly becoming what these types of states were in the past and are right now in places all over the world. And to make matters
worse, America likes to portray that their government is fighting from a position of moral superiority, which is just disgusting considering all of
the things that have gone on. Things we never would have known about had it not been for Bradley Manning. So calling him a traitor is not justified,
because blind allegiance is not justified. Anyone who would disagree with that statement has no moral compass or sense of right and wrong, and does
not understand the ideals that America was founded on.