Bradley Manning, Traitor
I understand what people are saying in support of this… man. Some people say that it was an act of patriotism, he shed light on a bunch of “underhanded” dealings and diplomatic mis-dealings.
I don’t care if that’s all true. It doesn’t matter. Private Manning swore:
I, Bradley Manning, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
He didn’t do that. Instead he intentionally distributed thousands of documents that I’m sure he didn’t read first, and disobeyed the orders and directives of those appointed above him.
He is a traitor and I think its a shame they are not seeking the death penalty. They should be sending a clear message that when you take the oath of enlistment you will be held to it. For that reason and for all the lives he has put at risk. The lives of people willing to die for this country, it’s people and the ideals set forth in our constitution.
I can’t overlook such a betrayal.