US soldier Bradley Manning is alleged to have provided WikiLeaks with hundreds of thousands of documents on US machinations abroad, as well as a video depicting a military helicopter massacring 24 Iraqi civilians. Yet it is not the war criminals that the US Govt is prosecuting, but those who are alleged to have played a role in revealing these crimes.
If he is responsible for the leaks, Manning, only 24 years old, deserves not condemnation but support. His actions are an expression of revulsion, broadly felt in the population, against the Iraq war and American militarism.
Manning who was arrested in May 2010 has been held for close to two years as on date, and was subject to months of solitary confinement, forced nakedness, sleep deprivation and other cruelties amounting to torture.
Read all about Bradley Manning here;
Read about Bradley Manning’s war against truth here;
Read about Bradley Manning’s nomination for Nobel Peace Prize 2012 here;