Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced today to 35 years for having released thousands of classified documents.
"Trust us. This is national security, dontcha know."
And no doubt there will be those willing to trust the shrouded accusations and the vast over-classification of government documents.
I am not one of them.
PS. In related news, it turns out that British Prime Minister David Cameron was behind the nine-hour detention of a Guardian reporter's partner at Heathrow airport. The Americans admitted they knew about the detention of David Miranda, partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald, but claim they neither encouraged nor discouraged that detention. Greenwald has led the journalistic charge with the release of information provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has received asylum in Russia.