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View Diary: ‘You Failed to Break the Spirit of Bradley Manning’: An Open Letter to President Obama (217 comments)

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  •  Equating soviet spies with a whistlebower (2+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Q, jhawklefty

    Disgusting, pro-militaristic conservatism.

    "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." President Barack Obama

    by quagmiremonkey on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 12:51:00 PM PDT

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    •  Equating an attention whore with a whistleblower (0+ / 0-)

      Disgusting, unhinged and ignorant.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:10:03 PM PDT

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    •  Correction (0+ / 0-)

      Those were all AMERICANS, not Soviet

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:11:26 PM PDT

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      •  Which state did Manning supply secrets to? (1+ / 0-)
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        "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." President Barack Obama

        by quagmiremonkey on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:24:01 PM PDT

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        •  All of them (0+ / 0-)

          He was convicted of "mishandling" classified information.  No state required.

          It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

          by ksuwildkat on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:47:23 PM PDT

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          •  "None of them" is correct answer (1+ / 0-)
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            He supplied documents to WikiLeaks and, through them, news outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel.

            You equated Manning with those who passed secrets to the Soviets, suggesting a preference for secrecy over any other considerations, e.g. exposing war crimes.

            "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." President Barack Obama

            by quagmiremonkey on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:58:26 PM PDT

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