....Pte First Class Bradley Manning has apologised for hurting the US by leaking a trove of classified US government documents to Wikileaks.At a sentencing hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland, Pte Manning, 25, said he had mistakenly believed he could "change the world for the better".
And he said that in retrospect, he should have worked "inside the system".
It was a prepared script, and he had a hard time delivering it. His hands were shaking so much that he could not hold the paper still. He swallowed hard, trying to maintain his composure......
Meanwhile, on Wednesday the organisation that received and published the leaked documents, Wikileaks, said the statement was "extorted from him under the overbearing weight of the United States military justice system".