Of Course: Berkeley Contemplates Honoring WikiLeaker Bradley Manning

Posted: Dec 09, 2010 11:25 AM
But don't you dare question their patriotism:

The Berkeley City Council will consider a resolution that would declare the Army private suspected of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks a hero and call for his release.

The council plans a vote Tuesday on the resolution in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in a military brig in Virginia. A city commission already has approved it.

Bob Meola, who authored the resolution, tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Manning is a patriot who deserves a medal.

Recapping: When the council inevitably passes this repugnant resolution, they'll have declared a borderline-traitorous criminal to be a patriotic hero, just a few years after informing actual patriotic heroes that they were "not welcome" in their precious liberal utopia:

Berkeley, the famously liberal college town in California, has taken aim at Marine recruiters, saying they are "not welcome in our city."

The battle erupted after the Berkeley City Council approved a measure last week urging the Marine recruiters to leave their downtown office.

Absolutely appalling.