August 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Manning guilty, but did not aid enemy
Manning should not be the one on trial
Pfc. Bradley Manning was anything but naive. [“Manning guilty of most charges; didn’t aid enemy,” page one, July 31.]
Manning knew that getting the truth out (facts about U.S. war crimes) may well lead to jail, but heroically, he did it anyway.
While avoiding the most serious charge, this truth-teller still faces decades of jail time, and that is an abomination of justice. The war criminals in the Pentagon and the White House should be behind bars instead.
Doug Barnes, Seattle
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