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Was Bradley Manning — the U.S. soldier who leaked troves of documents to WikiLeaks — a naïve, well-intentioned loner tormented by his time in Iraq? Or a glory hound intent on betraying his country?
Originally posted by superman2012
I think he was doing what was right. Whether it was ethical or not is another story, but, I believe he was following his own morals. I have yet to see that his leaking of documents caused one death. If you know otherwise, please let me know.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
At the same time?? He didn't DO this thing with the idea of aiding the Jihadis. I really believe he was that simple minded to fail to consider that they'd examine every page of every report to glean names of collaborators (in their view) as well as tactics and methods of the U.S. Soldiers they were fighting, daily.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Did manning have a right / obligation to release classified information that showed evidence of a crime?
Originally posted by omega man
reply to post by Xcathdra
So according to your own rhetoric, your saying it is ok to turn a blind eye to injustice and murder because you are in the military? We need more individuals like Bradley Manning, who in my opinion is a very brave man, who had the guts to stand up against the establishment.
Originally posted by seasoul
If a soldier doesn't have the guts to speak out against war crimes, then a soldier is complicit in those crimes.