Bradley Manning is a Criminal

December 7, 2012

Bradley Manning is a 24-year old US army soldier who was arrested at the base he was stationed at in Iraq in May of 2010 on suspicion of having passed classified material to Wikileaks, a whistleblowing website. Some people consider him a hero; others consider him a traitorous criminal. Personally, I consider him both, a Robin Hood for the 21st Century. Only now, the currency being redistributed is information. These are interesting times we live in, and we are redefining rules of social and political conduct as we grow along with our technological advances. New rules need to be written, and they are going to need help from people like Bradley Manning. So, is he a criminal? Yeah, and it’s about time we start breaking some antiquated rules around here.