Not that I am completely shocked but this was a bit much for even the city of Berkeley.
From FOX NEWS: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/08/veterans-group-blasts-resolution-honor-army-private-accused-leaks/
"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." "
Treason is treason.....and while a military court will determine what and how he is to be punished....calling someone who stole secret documents and sent them to wikileaks is treason. It is no different from active espionage or betraying your fellow Soldiers face to face. His actions have led to the enemies of our Nation being able to more effectively conduct operations against us. It is as simple as that.
God Bless America
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