Bradley Manning needs your help...
OK, so being a clever little monkey, you've figured out that you can go to the Wikipedia article by clicking on the link above.
Please excuse my sarcasm, but my faith in humans has evaporated. Something to do with too many dying...
Now that we've got the link thing sorted, you might like to [click this one].
Yes, I know the forum was last night. I was there. Listening to two professors (with the help of a not unbiased audience) beating up on a lowly (and lonely) PhD. All in the name of ideological spin. This farce further shattered my faith in humans.
The take-out from this event? For me it was this: Bradley Manning is to be commended for putting his head on the chopping block in order to expose serious crap going down.
But he also shot himself in the foot by also leaking mountains and mountains of classified material which he did not first vet in order to ascertain the justification for leaking same. The forces of darkness are after his blood, and by his indiscriminant leaking of such massive amounts of data, he has handed them his head on a platter. He as made the job of his defence team almost impossible.
The lesson here for any future whistleblower thinking of leaking classified material is this: Go over every inch of the material you intend to leak and make sure that you have rock-solid moral justifications for every bit you intend to leak. Do not leak stuff you have not thoroughly inspected and thought about. Do not leak stuff if you cannot defend the leaking of that stuff with strong moral arguments.
Bradley Manning needs your help... He deserves a fair trial and humane treatment.