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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning received a 35-year sentence for stealing classified documents and giving them to WikiLeaks. CNN's Chris Lawrence was in the courtroom today.
Who are you suppose to tell if the people you would usually report these things to are the ones committing the crime? I get there needs to be things that not everyone needs to know for a variety of reasons but there is a point in time where everything should slam up against a giant redundancy wall in our government. In all of these cases it did not, and lets not forget how many there were! So this wasn't some simple clerical error. The wall wasn't there and so Bradley stepped in. What in the world would you do if you had to see all these horrible things happening to these people every day for years and no one was doing anything about it. Do you really think you could just set there and shrug it off because this time it happened to be coming from your own country? No one does anything perfectly but... if nothing else you should recognize the bravery and patriotism it takes to do all that he has done.
What tha Hell. This seems like a joke, how did his time go Fromm 100 years to 10.... This is how great empires, countries fall when you have people telling the secrets and the government isn't able to do its covert operations. He deserves to spend life in prison for putting the country's freedom at stake.
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