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Ralph Nader > Special Features > Remarks by Ralph Nader on the Bradley Manning Verdict

One would have thought that exposing high level criminal and other abusive behavior by government would have been received with reforms and compensation for victims. Instead, the exposed perpetrators managed the torturing and prosecution of a civil disobeying patriot as a traitor. It is time to recall the words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Mason.

Clemency is the next call for Bradley Manning by his legions of supporters from all political backgrounds. He has suffered enough.

(Even former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates shrugged off the disclosures as perhaps embarrassing but not constituting any serious breeches of or damage to contemporary national security.)