Berkeley City Council Plans Vote to Honor Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning
Antiwar leftists and Code Pink Marxists rally in support of Wikileaks leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning. (NBC Bay Area)
FOX News reported:
Amid calls from some politicians to press treason charges — which could carry the death penalty — against whoever leaked secret cables to WikiLeaks, the Berkeley, Calif., City Council is entertaining a resolution to declare that an Army private accused of leaking some classified information to the website is an American hero.
City Peace and Justice Commissioner Bob Meola, who authored the resolution, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, is a patriot who deserves a medal.
“If he did what he’s accused of doing, he’s a patriot and should get a medal,” Meola told the newspaper. “I think the war criminals should be the ones prosecuted, not the whistle-blowers.”
Manning — accused of leaking a video that depicted an Army helicopter attack that left 11 people dead in Baghdad and widely suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret cables to WikiLeaks — is currently being held in a Virginia military brig.
And that’s where he belongs, say members of a national veterans group, who call the Berkeley resolution “appalling.”
The Berkeley Daily Planet published an article this week in support of the American traitor Bradley Manning.