My own description:
Bradley Manning is a hero. He leaked to Wikileaks around 250,000 cables with information about the Iraq and Afghan war. Including a video released with the title "Collateral Murder", in which soldier in an Apache helicopter murder several civilians and injure others (including 2 children).
For exposing that information and the war crimes in it, he is currently being held in Quantico, VA. He is being held in solitary confinement in a 6' x 12' cell, which is a cruel punishment that has very harmful physical and psychological side effects. Some people have even called out for him to be executed.
Is this how we treat a hero? Is this how we treat someone who saw the corruptness, the lies, the murders in the secret files he had access to and exposed them for the world to see what was happening? The government officials that allowed this and the war profiteers are the ones that should be locked up, not this young hero! It takes more courage to stand up to the system than to go with it. This man's courage should be an example of honesty and human decency, not an unspeakable crime! Seriously, this world is going straight to hell.
Bradley Manning is a hero who has exposed the evils committed by the government and he has not gotten anyone killed. He is not a traitor, the real traitors are in places of power and are looked up to, its all the bankers and the politicians who sign take us to these wrong wars
"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."