Bradley Manning, in violation of his oath to protect and defend the US Constitution, released to Wikileaks thousands of diplomatic cables, which revealed no wrong doing, but did put in jeopardy numerous people from numerous countries who relied on the confidentiality of those diplomatic channels in order to speak freely about world events... And the "coup de grāce" of those leaks, the "Collateral Murder" video, never showed what Manning, et al, pretended it to show, which was the wanton murder of civilians.
The world seems filled with ignorant, unthinking people who justify and excuse the actions of a backwards, tribalistic religion that's been on a 1,000 plus year quest for global domination.
The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War 1 curtailed that quest for global domination for a period of time, that is until those same people realized they could hold the world hostage by interfering with the free flow of oil from nation in which they held a plurality.
Simply put, US soldiers were in a fire fight with an undetermined number of people using RPGs and small arms, and Apache pilots did their job in providing cover for those soldiers, but instead of laying blame at the feet of "insurgents" for conducting their attacks from behind the cover of children and non-combatants, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and their sycophants instead lay blame at the feet of the US military for defending itself.
People "employed" to help those comply with government taxes and regulation are a drag on the economy, because the money spent doesn't generate revenue, it doesn't improve the product the company sells, and most of all, it reduce the number of people a company can employ to do a job.
Yours are the most intelligent and cogent words I've seen posted on this thread. If any of you people making this a democrat/republican/left/right issue had ANY knowledge of the history of the efforts to censor music, movie and video game content, you'd know that Al and Tipper Gore were in the forefront of this effort in the late 1980's and early 1990's.