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Sigh. The moonbats in Berkeley are seeking another 15 minutes of anti-American infamy again.
An Army private jailed for allegedly leaking sensitive military data is a hero and should be freed, according to a resolution under consideration by the Berkeley City Council.
The council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to declare its support for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who’s suspected of providing WikiLeaks with classified military documents and a video depicting an Army helicopter attack in Baghdad in which 11 civilians were killed.
Manning, 22, currently in the brig in Quantico, Va., faces 52 years in prison if convicted. Manning has not commented on his guilt or innocence.
“If he did what he’s accused of doing, he’s a patriot and should get a medal,” said Bob Meola, the Berkeley peace and justice commissioner who authored the resolution. “I think the war criminals should be the ones prosecuted, not the whistle-blowers.”
The SF Chronicle reports that, believe it or not, there was some actual dissent among the lefty-bots. The resolution passed 7-3 and heads to the Berkeley City Council.
Commissioner Thyme Siegel was one of the three “no” votes.
“We’re just sitting here in Berkeley – we don’t know that Afghani informants aren’t being murdered because of these leaks,” she said. “Bradley Manning sounds like a very sincere person, but I’m sorry, we really do have enemies, and it’s not clear at all what the effects of these WikiLeaks are.”
Anthropocon tweets: “I’m more offended that they think their city council is relevant to national issues than by their crazy resolutions.”