It's all gone to shit

Do US officials know what they're talking about?

Private First Class Bradley Manning, who was convicted of charges including espionage after leaking US military secrets to Wikileaks, has been sentenced to thirty five years in prison. The items that he leaked included video of a US Apache helicopter killing civilians in Baghdad.

According to US officials: the disclosures damaged US relations with its allies and disrupted the war effort in Afghanistan.

I rather suspect that it was the overzealous crowd control that did that. (pipe)