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Wikileaks Has Betrayed Bradley Manning, Says the Guy Who Ratted on Bradley Manning

bradleymanning07262010.jpgWikileaks should be ashamed of itself for selling out Bradley Manning, the potential source of the whistleblowing site’s blockbuster leak of more than 90,000 secret U.S. military documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan. That is, according to Adrian Lamo, the publicity-seeking computer hacker who turned Manning in — and then fed the story to Wired.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Lamo decries Wikileaks’ timing in releasing the Afghanistan reports:

In a phone interview, Lamo blasted WikiLeaks for going forward with Sunday’s release of the nearly 90,000 reports, if only because WikiLeaks had now guaranteed that Manning — the website’s source, he believes — would be dealt with even more harshly by military prosecutors.

“For WikiLeaks to do this, it’s transparently callous in its attitude toward him,” Lamo said, referring to Manning. “The information wasn’t going to go away. WikiLeaks could have waited until after Manning was sentenced, after he was tried.” He said that “WikiLeaks is just paying lip service to wanting to protect Manning as a potential source, while letting him get hit by a train over this.”

Let’s not forget, though, that it was Lamo who tied Manning to the tracks in the first place.

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