By the way, I suspect our nation's leaders aren't that interested in letting the citizens of this country really know what we're doing there. Which kind of makes Bradley Manning's alleged treason by revealing secrets to the media an act of defiant patriotism akin to Col Billy Mitchell's insubordination and disobedience promoting early airpower. Especially considering how long it took to bring him to trial. Almost like the Administration wanted everyone to forget about their being caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Come to think of it, ?Major? Nidal Hassan STILL hasn't been brought to trial for his murderous attack on his fellow soldiers. What to bet they want to let him off because his religious beleifs justified his actions?