Unghosting Manning

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Abby Zimet

A nuanced look at Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning, based on chat logs released by Wired. Some have questioned the legitimacy of the logs; others argue that focusing on Manning's personal issues detracts from the courage of what he (allegedly) did. To us, the logs reveal the intelligence and moral clarity of a very young guy in a very tough situation who, despite his turmoil, acted on his beliefs.

"He was the conscience that sparked these international controversies. He was the human being who felt he had to speak out. And he was a very confused young man in an incredible amount of psychological pain."

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