Monday, December 6, 2010

How many enraged Americans with pitchforks and torches would it take to break Bradley Manning out of Quantico?

The world owes Bradley Manning

You know, Bradley Manning is 22 years old. I've got kids the same age. Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews are the same age. Crosby and Toews are sitting on top of the world, having saved Canada's ass at the Olympics, and Manning is sitting in solitary confinement in Quantico.

Assuming Manning is indeed the guy who copied the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, the infamous Iraq helicopter video, and the cablegate files and leaked them to WikiLeaks, he's a hero and still a kid. He's like Joan of Arc, and now the Inquisition is ramping itself up to figure out how to make him insane, or a traitor, or both. They probably want to burn him at the stake. Maybe 2 million of us can get him out first.