My second cousin Bradley Manning was found not guilty by a military court today of aiding the enemy. I am VERY GLAD to hear this news. The verdict from the judge overseeing Manning’s court-martial means he dodged a life sentence. He has already pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that could carry a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars. In a statement to the court this year, Manning said that the information he passed on “upset” or “disturbed” him but he didn’t think any of it would harm the United States if it became public. He said he thought the documents were old and the situations in them had changed or ended.