Antiwar analyst linked to Wikileaks - Bradley E. Manning now being hailed as a hero

August 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Bradley E. Manning Washington DC, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bradley E. Manning who leaked lots of confidential and classified documents relating to the Afghanistan war to Wikileaks, is now being hailed as a hero. And on the other hand, the US military and the national security officials are furious about his act, as they feel that their position in the war has taken a beating because of the leakage of the documents.

The 22-year-old intelligence analyst who blew the lid on the US military’s ways in the Afghanistan war is facing the music from all sides. He has been arrested but at the same time, in the eyes of the public and the peace organizations he is nothing less than a hero who had the guts to expose the unhealthy military ways of the US.

Even strangers are coming forward to support him. One of his fans is an Italian Philips Bailey who lives in Croatia. He has even made a page on the popular social networking site Facebook in Bradley’s support. And in a short duration of time the page has more than 6000 members.

“When I read [Manning] had been arrested, I knew I had to do something to help the guy. For me, he has done something really incredible. He did something brave, with a big risk,” according to Bailey.

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