How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.
Had John Kiriakou actually engaged in torture, he wouldn't be in any trouble at all -- he never even would have been investigated. But because he talked about torture with reporters, he's going to prison.
Manning's case hasn't received significant coverage, including the New York Times. That's even as the most serious charge leveled, of indirectly "aiding the enemy," carries implications for the news media.