Bradley Manning has been identified as the source of Wikileaks and now sits in a cell in solitary confinement. He is stripped of clothes at night, lacks access to contact with other humans, and is treated as a menace to American society. An officer who witnessed the condition of Bradley Manning when he was in America, offers a different perspective on this young man. “He was harassed sos much that he once pissed in his sweat pants.. They never should have trapped him in and recycled him to Iraq. Never. Not that mess of a child I saw with my own two eyes. No one has mentioned the army’s failure, and the discharge unit who agreed to send him out there. I live in an area where I would be persecuted if I raised anything against the army or helped Manning.”
Jacob Sullivan, who served in Iraq in the same unit as Manning, notes laxity in security at the base. “I would be there and the laptops would be sitting there with passwords.” These comments reveal how the United States Army failed to evaluate the mental condition of a soldier, it failed to have proper security at a military base, and now is furious that someone revealed confidential sources. It is clear Manning did not belong in Iraq, and it is not surprising that young man who was emotionally unstable revealed secret sources.