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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sheldon Richman in Christian Science Monitor


In an op-ed published this week by the Christian Science Monitor, Freeman editor Sheldon Richman asks: Is Pfc. Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked government documents to WikiLeaks, a hero or a villain? Below is an excerpt.

I say hero. When a government secretly engages in such consequential activities as aggressive wars justified by at best questionable and at worst fabricated intelligence, covert bombings and assassinations, and diplomatic maneuvering designed to support such global meddling, the people in whose name that government acts – and who could suffer retaliation – have a right to know.

The full op-ed is here.