That he is looking at life in prison suggests a moral failure that permeates out society from top to bottom. The mere fact that he had to live the life he did, suggests a societal moral failure no less significant. God bless Bradley Manning. He deserved better.
Even before the Manning trial began, the emerging look of a new America was coming into view. In recent years, weapons, tactics, and techniques developed in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the war on terror have begun arriving in "the homeland."
U.S. officials charge that Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks have "blood on their hands." We're talking about the very officials who oversaw Washington's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere and who have searched their own hands in vain for any signs of blood.