There is a growing support mechanism on the internet for U.S. Army intelligence analyst, PFC Bradley Manning. He was arrested in May 2010 and detained without charge for over a month in a military jail at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
Manning allegedly told journalist and former hacker Adrian Lamo via instant messaging that he had leaked the "Collateral Murder" video (of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike), in addition to a video, approximately 260,000 diplomatic cables, where aledegly leaked to the whistleblower website Wikileaks. Lamo then turned Manning in by handing over the instant messenger chat logs to U.S. investigators, who began searching for evidence to determine whether Manning's apparent statements to Lamo were true. Hat's off to Lamo. Just because you're a hacker, doesn't mean your not patriotic.
Manning said that he hoped the release of the videos and documents would lead to "worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms." Well...he was almost right. There does seem to be worldwide discussion and debate. Except it's not so much over what is on the video, but rather if Mannings actions make him some sort of humanitarian hero, or a complete and utter discrase to the United States Military and a traitor to his country.