Manning is the very definition of a traitor.... (as in Dante's 9th). Having sworn not to reveal intelligence secrets, he did anyway. Not for any particular reason either, other than that he was mad at the U.S. Manning had no idea of what he revealed, -- Mr. Paul's statement that there was a principle or conscience rings hollow here. There was no rhyme or reason. Manning just started shoveling information to Julian Assange as fast as he could. He could have been endangering the lives U.S. military or diplomatic personnel. He had no idea what he was broadcasting, only that it probably would hurt America. His intent was not to correct any policy...but only to punish his Country.
If this is how "Ron Paul Junior", (Manning) acts with the relatively small responsibility with which he was entrusted, then imagine how "Ron Paul Senior" will act if we entrust him..........everything!!
For Ron Paul to hold Manning up as a "political hero" shows that Paul utterly lacks patriotism, and holds an open contempt for America's military. The more I watch him and his feigned calls for "strict constitutionalism", the more I realize that for him, "strict constitutionalism" is anarchism. He pretends to call us back to our roots, but we never had those roots! He reminds me more and more of a cuckoo chick....no, not a crazy girl, but a real cuckoo chick....the kind that is snuck into a nest and then kicks all the real offspring over the edge!