A simple retort to anyone who says that Snowden or Manning should be jailedSubmitted by Ian56 on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:27
The people who get upset and angry about people like Snowden and Manning and want to see them jailed are people that do not want to face up to the reality that the U.S. government is no longer the "good" guys.
If the government wasn't doing anything wrong there wouldn't be anything to whistle blow them out on.
Manning would of been able to report the U.S. war crimes in Iraq through his chain of command - as it was his duty to do according to the US Military Code and as he tried to do.
Something would of been done to punish any rogue U.S. troops and to stop the mass torture of prisoners by the Iraqi authorities.
Snowden wouldn't of been able to blow the whistle on the fact that the NSA are collecting everything on everyone because the NSA would simply not of been ordered to do it by the government and it would of been stopped if the NSA had tried to spy on everyone through meaningful oversight from Congress.