Manning has been kept under terrible prison conditions, meant to punish and break him physically and mentally, before trial. His conviction comes as a disappointment to many, who view it as a blow to free speech and free press. Manning exposed government wrongdoing and like NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, should be commended for that. It's ironic and hypocritical that select members of government egregiously break the law, yet those that expose it should be sentenced to prison. There's something very wrong with that.