Bradley Manning is hardly the image of a man of action. He is of slight built, lacking physical courage but for the last 1000 days and nights Bradley has defied the entire United States government by refusing to plead guilty to the charge of stealing secrets. He was responsible for the famous Wikileaks that revealed thinking of American diplomats. Finally, after being denied basic human rights the young man “confessed” to the charge of possessing and willfully communicating to an unauthorized person what was in the Wikileaks.
Barack Obama used to teach about Constitutional law. He used to teach young minds that respect for human rights of free speech was the foundation of our government. Subjecting a young man for 1000 days and nights to fear and intimidation is NOT the American way of democracy.