Truth be told, I don’t get the fuss and awe on Julian Assange. All of the sudden he has become some new paladin for the First Amendment after his equally stupid earlier elevation as mastermind enemy of the United States. He is clearly neither but just some guy which gets info sent by pissed off, low level apparatchik employees and he just posts them out in his defunct site with the standard left wing anti USA commentary. And for an Aussie, the guy is quite pale, he looks like a reject from the movie Twilight. Clearly he spends way too much time under neon lights and not enough under the sun capturing vitamin D.
PFC Bradly Manning clearly broke the law and violated his oath to his fellow soldiers. He is probably a spoiled child that was mad nobody recognized his value and smartness so he took it on himself to teach a lesson by stealing State Department memos and a some military info and pass it along to Assange. He’ll probably get his comeuppance and be somebody’s bitch a Leavenworth for a long long time.
However, the State Department continues to be a haven for the Idiots running at full inefficiency. More attuned to the interest of the UN and the rest of the world instead of taking care of the business of the United States, the State Department commands an absolute lack of respect from any other government operation that deals with threats from enemies of the US abroad. That their tons of documents were unsecured in servers where a mere PFC could just download and email to an cheap Aussie cyber peddler bring out the conceit they have for themselves and the lack of respect that they have for the Nation. But do not expect to see any State Department heads rolling any time soon. It does not matter how big they screw up, they always manage to assure themselves a pass.
At the end, the people really responsible for this leak will never be indicted. They will just get a raise and sent to a plush job somewhere in Paris paid by the taxpayer. And everybody will save face and live happily ever after.