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      How did Manning “aid” the “enemy?” The Iraqi people were the “enemy”?Iand millions of other Americans, never mind people around the world, never agreed with that. The fevered brains of Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, etc etc did not reflect public opinion. WhenIsaw the video that Manning caused to be released, it didn’t surprise me at all. Incidents like this were amply reported at the time. It wasn’t even shocking. It was the invasion of Iraq was shocking from day 1, and by this point many of us were completely disillusioned and disgusted. War brutalizes soldiers. Nothing new about that at all. And many members of the military are further brutalized by repeated deployments. The human waste of soldiers suffering from PTSD and even “infecting” their families with PSTD, plus the suicides and other violence perpetrated by traumatized veterans isanational scandal.