Barack Obama's government is either the most tightlipped since Nixon or ever.
Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.
He was defending the highest principles of democracy by exposing U.S. war crimes and State Department deception.
If Bradley Manning was aiding the enemy, the enemy must be we the people.
If the IEDs, PTSD, and risk of sexual assault don't get you, the disillusionment will.
Official secrecy doesn't just shield high-ranking officials from the personal embarrassment that comes with taking the term "embedded" too literally.
Prosecution is an effective cure for torture.
Bringing war crimes, diplomatic treachery, and animal abuse to light is dangerous.