http://iam.bradleymanning.org/ released the following powerful video in support of Bradley Manning:

Somehow I received by email a message from Forward Progressives, containing an article by Alan Clifton:

Like it or Not, Bradley Manning is a Traitor — Not a Hero.

Despite the occurrence of the word “progressive” in the site’s name, Forward Progressives strikes me as astro-turf site devoted to defending the Obama Administration. In the article Clifton says, “What Manning did was violate his oath to the United States military.”  Clifton further says:

Bradley Manning didn’t release this information to be a hero.  He didn’t release the information to see “the truth come out.”  He released this information because he seemed to be seeking validation, not justice, in a life that he never felt comfortable in.

The rest of the article is repetitive.