Neither Manning nor Snowden are heroes. Both violated the law and deserve prosecution. Yet, as various bodies have warned for more than 50 years, and as Manning's case shows, the government is hiding too much. Holding accountable those people who create the needless secrets in the first place may be the key to balancing the equation.
Manning and Snowden: Wakeup Call on Overclassification
The National Law Journal
July 10, 2013