Thank you for the laugh, Michael! Between, Castle, Beckett, the McClains, and Chuck Norris, our nation is safe forever! May the Farce be with us, Always.^More seriously, I would have a lot more sympathy for Manning and Snowden had they released their info to 60 minutes, WSJ, or some other USA news outlet. By releasing their info to international interests with no loyalty or allegiance to the USA, they acted more like spies for the opposition rather than whistle blowers. And we must remember, we have arrested people for spying for our allies in the past.Even ‘Scooter’ Libby released his info to an American journalist, and both of them went to jail. A man recently described Snowden as a defector, not a traitor, based on the definitions within the law. This is probably accurate. Manning deserves one kudo. He didn’t try and run, and he accepted the consequences of his action. one side note, he now wants to be called Chelsea. I’ll stick with Manning.Respectfully,C.