I wonder what the outcome will be for Mr. Manning? I do not know, nor think, that he was the only source. There is a population of soldiers who questioned (and are questioning) their military agenda of the 10 year war, what it accomplished, and their actions. There are those that will look at Bradley as a traitor, however, he joined the military for a cause, not a plethora of deceit and lies. A military personnel has a duty to uphold to his country, not covering up the unethical, illegal conduct of his branch of service. The moral code was broken, he took action to stop the criminal acts occurring during the war. Thank goodness for whistleblowers ! The military is not all it is cracked up to be. It is a huge polluter, taking a huge chunk in our defense budget. There are many unneeded bases around the globe costing us money. Wars are a great money maker for investors in congress, corporations and others .
The cables that were released by wikileaks and used to incarcerate Bradley were a big deal for citizens around the globe to see the nasty secrets, functions that countries and their diplomats perform. I have not looked at them yet, I wonder what the people in Iraq think, and others abroad. Citizens do not want to read or feel their country does not uphold the best intentions for its people or its land, especially for personal financial gain. It does not matter what organization you belong to, if it is behaving in a non ethical manner, causing harm to the masses, negotiating and concealing unlawful financial gains by the organization leaders, it is your duty to stand up to, report the injustice of your organization.