Comment: Bradley Manning is a hero...

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Bradley Manning is a hero...

Because he saved lives.

His revelations allowed us and other pro-peace segments of the population to make our arguments more clear. It, to some degree, restrained the abuses of the executive. It caused policy changes. Did it fix the whole problem? No. Did it help? Yes.

Snowden is a hero because is revelations are doing the same thing today, and when the dust all settles we will be able to look back at positive changes caused by both of these men.

They are heroes because they both risked their own lives to do this.

My definition of hero is pretty simple -- risking your own life for the benefit of others.

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