Bradley Manning is a whistleblower who has exposed the policies and practices of the U.S. governmnet’s domination and hegemony. From Tunisia to Yemen, Sweden to Washington, DC, the documents expose the operation of U.S. foreign policy. The detailed war logs from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and the State Department’s diplomatic cables provide a glimpse into the daily operations of U.S. foreign policy at a critical time. The documents have changed the course of history, spurring the Arab Spring and allowing the people of the world to see the truth about their government’s relationship with the United States.
Manning is a hero for sharing with the people of the world, and especially the people of the United States, the truth about U.S. foreign policy that is too often abusive, in violation of international law and conducted on behalf of transnational corporate interests. This 25 year old private first class should not be being prosecuted but should be recognized as someone who has helped and continues to help, the United States become a more perfect union by showing the people the truth of the actions taken by the U.S. government.