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Ellsberg Praises Bradley Manning
5:41 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Pentagon Papers Leaker Ellsberg Calls Manning Inspirational

Daniel Ellsberg at Whistleblower Conference
Credit Carol Leigh / Flickr.com

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg says Bradley Manning is ``one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war'' and he did not deserve any prison time.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for giving troves of military and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks.  Ellsberg told The Associated Press by telephone that Manning will always be an inspiration of civil and moral courage to truth tellers. 

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