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UPDATED: Manning sentence: A sad day for America and press freedom (NEW video)
Aug 21st, 2013 by Warren Swil

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Pfc. Bradley Manning, sentenced this morning. Click image to enlarge.
Click image to enlarge.

IT IS A SAD DAY in America: the Statue of Liberty on Staten Island has a tear in her eye.
Not only is it a tragic day for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced this morning to spend 35 years of his young life in prison, but it is also gloomy for everyone who believes in the free flow of information about what our government is doing FOR us and TO us.
One of Manning’s most ardent supporters throughout his ordeal has been Daniel Ellsberg, revered for his role in leaking The Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and Washington Post in 1971.
(Watch the amazing video “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” in which Ellsberg tells his own story, below the fold).
That leak is credited with changing the course of history. Ellsberg, today, is regarded as a hero by many.
Perhaps history will also be kind to Bradley Manning. The U.S. government certainly has not been.


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