[Updated at 1:35 p.m. ET] Pfc. Bradley Manning, after pleading guilty to half of the 22 charges against him in a case of document leaks to WikiLeaks, has explained in court why and how he leaked classified material.
In an hourlong statement in court, he said he passed on what "upset" or "disturbed" him but nothing he thought would harm the United States if it became public.
[Posted at 12:48 p.m. ET] Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to half of the 22 charges against him, but not the major one, in what the government says is the largest leak of classified documents in the nation's history.
The Army intelligence analyst is accused of stealing thousands of classified documents while serving in Iraq. The material was then published online by WikiLeaks.
The group, which facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website, has never confirmed that Manning was the source of its information.
CNN deleted my comments because I am a decorated veteran. And a chef.
CNN monitors need to be reported to the FCC, or what ever. There was a nasty guy calling me horrid things, and clearly violating the terms. He said he knew someone, and would make sure every comment i made would be deleted, and THEY WERE. Changed my name, but they stil are deleting them.
As a chef I find this article fascinating.
Somebody sure is obsessed with all things Patrick.
"TRAITOR" is a word that comes to mind!
He spoke out against the government he served, obviously he had something he felt the public deserved to know. Traitor? i think not.
But nobody will listen, just look at dorner.
is it wrong of him to make sure our government is following the rules they came up with?
What a mess! Can’t imagine being involved in all of this.
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