Friday, August 23, 2013 1:09:33 PM
This guy was useless as a citizen and couldn't even hold down a job for longer than 6 months. After his mother tried to talk to him, he attacked her with a knife. She kicked him out and because he was jobless and homeless he figure the military was a way to kill two birds with one stone. But was notorious for being argumentative, a wimp, and lazy in the military. He knew of and had access to all the secrets since November 2009 but didn`t decided to release anything until January 2010 after the military reprimanded him by taking his day off away because he was constantly up to an hour late for work. To which he started flipping over tables and smashing computers.
The guy is a childish histrionic nutball not a hero.
Friday, August 23, 2013 1:09:22 PM
"Gets 35 years for exposing war crimes"
What war crimes? The helicopter video of the reporters being shot? Thats wasn't a war crime, that was misidentification of a couple of unidentified reporters who were among armed Al Qaeda insurgents that had been attacking and still were attacking U.S. troops. And the embassy cables definitely were not war crimes that needed to be exposed.
If people think this guy committed a victimless crime they are wrong. No Americans were harmed but multiple African journalists, Chinese human aid workers, pakistani hindus, and multiple others were jailed and sometimes even killed for being suspected of leaking information to the US.
Not to mention it forced thousands of other informants to clam up, and even sparked the arab spring when in Tunisia some of the first protests 10 days after the leak were because one of the cables showed that the President`s daughter and her husband had their ice-cream flown in.
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:40:13 AM
Oh puuuhhhlllease! It's like you don`t even know the definition or background of the terms. If anything W went out of his way to ensure the US complied with International laws. No W ain`t perfect, but if anything I bet you could make a better case against Obama! You want war criminals, why aren`t you up in arms over Assad gassing innocent civilians in Syria instead of this nonsense.
If it were oil we wanted it wouldn't be Iraq we`d go after they`re not a top supplier to us never were. If you`re talking about the coast gaurd watch offshore oil there that would probably be because it`s a prime target for some.