The disaffected young fella who leaked a video of Apache gunships doing their jobs, and supposedly a bunch of other things he shouldn't to the weasels at WikiLeaks will be charged. Well good.
The U.S. military said Tuesday it is pressing criminal charges against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, 22, for allegedly transferring classified data onto his personal computer and adding unauthorized software to a classified computer system.
Manning of Potomac, Maryland, is suspected of leaking a classified 2007 video of an Apache helicopter strike that killed 12 civilians in Baghdad, including two journalists from the Reuters wire service, the military said.
This video was breathlessly over-hyped by Julian "Bandito of Ass"-ange of WikiLeaks as Collateral Murder, when actually it completely vindicated the actions of our forces as it showed the group that was shot had multiple weapons including RPGs. If "journalists" are hanging around with guys carrying RPGs in very close proximity to an area where our troops are engaged in a firefight, then they can rightfully get shot up. Anyone with above a room temperature IQ ought to know that.
Manning claims to have leaked another video of an air strike in Afghanistan and about a quarter million diplomatic cables. He has earned his trip to prison, I hear Leavenworth is lovely this time of year.